NCHS Jazz Band

NCHS Jazz Band explores a wide range of musical styles - everything from traditional jazz from the swing era to contemporary big band arrangements to funk and R&B as well.  The Jazz Band is open to any student at NCHS who can display a level of performance competence on their chosen instrument. NO PRIOR JAZZ EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED! Membership is determined by an audition process. Students will be placed in the ensemble and on a given part appropriate for their level of ability at the conclusion of auditions. Students who are members of an existing music department ensemble are given priority in the selection process but all are welcome to audition as there are instances where no one from the traditional ensembles choose to audition or may play those non-traditional band/orchestra instruments (guitar, bass (acoustic and electric), and piano)

General Information
NCHS Jazz Band
Information Meeting:
Please plan to attend this informational meeting to find out about auditions, rehearsal schedules, performance plans for the 2021-2022 edition of the NCHS Jazz Band!

NCHS Jazz Band meets Tues & Thurs evenings 6:30-8:00 with some combo or sectional rehearsals happening immediately before or after regular rehearsal on occasion.


Attendance at all rehearsals and performances is required to maintain membership in the ensemble. The jazz ensemble performs at various music department and school functions as as well as at regional high school and collegiate jazz festivals from Dec - May.

NCHS JAZZ News & Notes