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
The event served to bring the local community together for an unforgettable jazz experience. The full house loved hearing our student musicians and the band got to experience the "real world" of jazz gigging and performing in a restaurant atmosphere.
The Campo Verde Junior Varsity Guard (CV Green), Varsity Guard (CV Copper), and Indoor Percussion Ensemble (CVIPE) concluded a highly competitive season after performing at the WGAZ Championships held at the Wells Fargo Arena in Tempe, Arizona.
We are proud to announce the following CVHS student musicians, who earned a place in the All-State Honor Band. To achieve this successful outcome, these young musicians had to demonstrate musical maturity, among other key elements, to rank above hundreds of other Arizona musicians in the All-State audition process.
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.