Camden Hills Regional High School

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Jazz Band
Ms. Rowe
Room 293 - Period Red 3C

Grades 9-12, year course for .5 credit (1/2 period)

Co-requisite:  Wind & percussion players must be enrolled in Concert Band

Prerequisite:   Permission by instructor and/or audition


Course Description:  The CHRHS Jazz Ensemble is designed to teach students the fundamental skills of jazz performance.  Students will perform music from a variety of genres to develop facility in the various styles of the jazz idiom.  Students will also learn jazz theory, jazz history and improvisation.   Students who participate in this ensemble will learn skills to help them enjoy & appreciate jazz music, whether as an active participant or a critical listener for their entire adult life.



1.     Attendance to all performances and rehearsals are mandatory.  The ensemble typically performs at the Winter & Spring Concerts, District 3 & State Jazz Festivals as well as a number of community functions.



2.     Regular attendance to music lessons as part of the Concert Band program.   Students may also be required to attend a few rehearsals outside of the school day with guest artists.


3.     A suggested minimum of four days per week of practice although preparation time may vary dependent upon individual skill.



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