BHS IMA Performing Groups

Jazz Band

The jazz program consists of the Jazz Band, which is a select, audition-only group that meets during “0” period all year. This is a performance-based class and is designed to provide high-level performance opportunities while promoting an increased understanding of instrumental performance through a standards-based curriculum. Focus will also be placed on the development of technical and theoretical concepts related to instrumental performance.


Students returning to the program will have auditioned the previous spring while new and incoming students may audition for unfilled positions as they become available. Students must pass an entrance audition consisting of scales, a prepared piece, and sight reading. Students must also play an appropriate jazz band instrument and have instructor permission to join the group.


            Note: The jazz band is considered a secondary music class.  Students must maintain concurrent enrollment in their regular band or orchestra class in order to participate in Jazz Band.