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Jazz Programs

Jazz Ensemble and Lion Jazz Jazz Ensemble and Lion Jazz are open to all District 36 students who can pass a basic audition on a band instrument. Reading music and knowing basic technique are important entry requirements. There are two Jazz Bands in our school district. Anyone playing saxophone, trumpet, trombone, electric or string bass, piano, guitar, mallets, or drum set may audition. Students are placed in either the Jazz Ensemble or the Lion Jazz Band based on their ability. Students may be added to either band throughout the year based on the needs of the students or the needs of the bands. UNLESS YOU PLAY PIANO, GUITAR, OR BASS, YOU MUST PARTICIPATE IN SYMPHONIC OR CONCERT BAND TO QUALIFY FOR JAZZ ENSEMBLE OR LION JAZZ BAND. BOTH JAZZ GROUPS WILL REHEARSE ON MONDAYS AFTER SCHOOL FROM 2:40 UNTIL 3:30 or 4:00 P.M. BOTH JAZZ GROUPS WILL ALSO HAVE A SECTIONAL ONE MORNING A WEEK. THE SCHEDULE WILL BE COMPLETED AFTER MEETING WITH STUDENTS AT OUR FIRST AFTER SCHOOL REHEARSAL. SECTIONAL REHEARSALS WILL TAKE PLACE ON FRIDAY MORNINGS AT 7:30 A.M. ALL LION JAZZ BAND REHEARSALS WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE SKOKIE SCHOOL BAND ROOM. ALL JAZZ ENSEMBLE REHEARSALS WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE WASHBURNE SCHOOL JAZZ SECTIONAL ROOM. Required materials: JAZZ ENSEMBLE

  • Pencil
  • Student instrument
  • Ensemble music and folder

LION JAZZ ENSEMBLE

  • Pencil
  • Student instrument
  • Ensemble music and folder

The online calendar of Band and Jazz Band events can be found here.