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Jazz Ensemble & Repertory Jazz Band

7:20am, Daily Audition Materials Thursday August 29th

We offer two jazz bands at Park High. Auditions for Jazz Ensemble are required and will be held the second week of classes. Participation in Repertory Jazz Band does not require an audition. Students wanting to enroll in Jazz Band should contact Mr. Stannard for next steps.

Scroll down to the "Jazz Rehearsal Schedule" for audition and rehearsal dates.

*The Liv Jazz Fest planning committee will need to formed in the coming weeks. More information on that in next week's Weekly Update.

Pep Band/Marching Band

September & October

Students enrolled in Wind Ensemble and Concert Band support Park High Athletics by providing music for football, volleyball, and basketball games throughout the year.

What is the difference between Pep Band and Marching Band?

Pep Band: Students provide music and spirit from the bleachers (no marching). These performances may be optional or given a grade based on the total percentage of games attended (E.g. a student must perform at 4 of the 8 home basketball games to receive full performance credit) failure to attend the required percentage of games would result in a loss of grade equal to the time missed.

Marching Band: Students provide music and spirit *in marching uniform from the bleachers and march a halftime show on the football field. The halftime show requires the element of intricate movements around the field, therefor every student is crucial for a successful performance. It is imperative that every student make an effort to participate in the halftime show and should consider this when selecting fall activities to participate in.

Our marching band experience will culminate in a local marching band competition the afternoon of October 5th in Bobcat Stadium at MSU. Parents are encouraged to attend. Scroll down for the "Upcoming Events" to see all performance dates and times

All marching band performances are required

*Marching Uniforms

Students will be issued a marching uniform to borrow for the fall season. The uniform does not include the following necessary items

  • black socks

  • black shoes

Jazz Rehearsal Schedule

Week of August 26

Monday - No School - Teacher Professional Development

Tuesday - No School - Teacher Professional Development

Wednesday - Freshman Only First Day - No Rehearsal

Thursday - All Students - No Rehearsal

Friday - All Students - No Rehearsal

Week of September 2

Monday - No School - Labor Day

Tuesday - Brass Auditions (Trumpet and Trombone only)

Wednesday - Woodwind Auditions (Saxophones only)

Thursday - Rhythm Section Auditions (Piano, Bass, Drums, Guitar)

Friday - No Rehearsal (audition results posted and music handed out)

Week of September 9

Monday - Jazz Ensemble Rehearsal

Tuesday - Repertory Jazz Band Rehearsal

Wednesday - Jazz Ensemble & Rep Jazz

Thursday - No Rehearsal - Stannard out of town

Friday - No Rehearsal - Stannard out of town

Week of September 16

Monday - Jazz Ensemble

Tuesday - Rep Jazz

Wednesday - Jazz Ensemble

Thursday - Rep Jazz

Friday - No Rehearsal "Purple Ranger Friday" (football game performance that night)

Upcoming Events *volleyball pep band dates to be added shortly

September

7 - Pep Band - Football - 3:15pm call - 6:30pm est. dismissal - Optional performance 20 - Marching Band - Football - 6pm call - 9:30pm est. dismissal - Required performance

October

4 - Marching Band - Homecoming Parade and Football Game - 3:30pm call - parade 8:30pm est. dismissal - Required Performance

5 - Marching Band - MSU Showcase of Bands - 12pm call - competition 3pm, return 5:30pm

25 - Pep Band - Football - 3:15pm call - 6:30pm est. dismissal - Optional performance

November

7 - Liv Jazz Fest - Football - 3:15pm call - 6:30pm est. dismissal - Optional performance

8 - Liv Jazz Fest - Football - 3:15pm call - 6:30pm est. dismissal - Optional performance

9 - Liv Jazz Fest - Football - 3:15pm call - 6:30pm est. dismissal - Optional performance

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