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 taught by Mr. Morsinkhoff and 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!


If you are interested in booking the Jazz 1 for your next event please contact: Jonathan Morsinkhoff at jonathan.morsinkhoff@rockwallisd.org


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!