July 28, 2013

Jazz Band

The Rockwall Heath Jazz program is fortunate and excited to have two jazz bands as part of our program.

Jazz 1 is our premier jazz group for the band program. Placement into Jazz 1 is based on auditions which are held at the end of every Spring Semester. Students in Jazz 1 are immersed in the multiple styles of jazz including swing, latin, bebop, rock, fusion, and funk along with becoming competent improvisers. The group attends several concerts/festivals throughout the year and performs in numerous public performances (gigs). Please be sure to check our calendar for all our performances and come out to support us!

Jazz 2 is our non-varsity group for the jazz program and establishes the foundations for jazz style/improv for all students in the group. Jazz 2 meets before/after school with a schedule that allows all the members to be sure to rehearse together. Jazz 2 also performs at all our annual concerts and will attend a festival with Jazz 1 in the Spring! Anyone that is interested in Jazz is welcome to be part of the Jazz 2 ensemble but please make sure you contact Ben Sumrak at Benjamin.sumrak@rockwallisd.org if you are interested!

If you are interested in booking the Jazz 1 band for your next event please contact Ben Sumrak at Benjamin.sumrak@rockwallisd.org