The Jazz Combo performs arrangements of various jazz charts that fit appropriate instrumentation. Enrollment in this ensemble is by audition only, and requires at least some level of knowledge of reading chord changes and improvisation, as well as fluency in different jazz styles. Performances can include gigs at local establishments, as well as the Winter Concert in the Fall Semester and Shades of Blue in the Spring Semester.
Jazz Combo meets during 4th period.
- Monday, Tuesday, and Friday - 10:45-11:35
- Wednesday - no 4th period
- Thursday - 12:30-1:50
The Big Band meets outside of the school day and relies on consistent attendance of its members. Membership is at the description of the director, and students can sign up for Big Band towards the end of football season in the Fall Semester. The Big Band rehearses Thursday mornings during Late Start and typically plays various jazz styles. Performances include Shades of Blue, Spring Concert, as well as any gigs at local establishments, and possibly a Houston-based jazz competition.