NCHS JAZZ News & Notes
NCHS Jazz Bands
Information Meeting Thursday September 12, 2019
Please plan to attend this informational meeting to find out about auditions, rehearsal schedules, performance plans for the 2019-2020 edition of the NCHS Jazz Ensembles!
NCHS Jazz Ensembles explore a wide range of musical styles - everything from traditional jazz from the Swing Era to contemporary big band arrangements to pop, funk & R&B as well.
NCHS Jazz Ensemble meets Tues & Thurs evenings 6:30-8:00 with some combo or sectional rehearsals happening immediately before or after regular rehearsal on occasion.
Jazz Collective meets 5-6:15 on Tuesdays & Thursdays
The Jazz Ensembles are 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 an 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, bass guitar, piano)
Attendance at all rehearsals and performances is required to maintain membership in the ensembles. The jazz groups perform at various music department and school functions as as well as at regional high school and collegiate jazz festivals from Dec - May.