ABOUT THE JAZZ ENSEMBLES
The Campo Verde High School Jazz Bands (Green & Copper) provide talented musicians the opportunity to study and perform music of the “Big Bands” from the 1920’s to the present. The bands consist of saxophones, trumpets, trombones, and rhythm sections with an emphasis to perform the different styles of music (swing, rock, blues, popular) with understanding. Students also learn to improvise their own solos with good technique and understanding.
All qualified CVHS musicians are welcome to audition for placement into one of the jazz bands during audition season in late April.
NEWS & UPDATES
Audition materials for next year are now available for your 8th grade student to start working on! We will be scheduling with Mr. Bannon a time in mid to late April to come to SVJH and listen to students who want to audition. Auditions ARE NOT required. Student can stay in Concert Band or Jazz Band I if they would like.
Congratulations to the members of the Winter Guard Program (WGP) for delivering remarkable performances during the Winter Classic Tournament last Saturday. The varsity team performed their show “Revolution,” claiming second place and the JV team won third place after their stunning performance called “Stay.”
Winning a position in Jazz All-State is no small feat! Jaden Dupree auditioned against a number of other extremely talented guitarists through multiple rounds to win his position playing with one of the two featured ensembles for the weekend. There is only one guitarist position for each of the bands, so Jaden is one of the top two musicians that auditioned.
The concert kicked off with joyful Jazz classics inspired by Michael Collins-Dowden's "Big Noise From the North Pole," Alan Baylock's arrangement of "Go Tell It On The Mountain," and Roger Holmes arrangement of "Christmas Time is Here" composed by Vince Guaraldi, among other popular selections.