Students will explore the many styles of jazz music and its history through an ensemble method book and literature. They also learn the basics of jazz improvisation. One or two evening concert performances will be required. While the course is open to all instruments in the band, a minimum of two saxophones, two trumpets, two trombones, one percussionist and one pianist will be required to form the basis of the group. This group is offered to students in grade 7 & 8 who are currently enrolled in concert band. The group meets after school from 2:35-3:10 one day/week. Please speak with Dr. Hanes for more information.