Jazz Band

Beginning in the 2019-2020 academic year, LILA will be hosting its first regularly rehearsing and performing jazz bands! Students interested in jazz band will be asked to audition at the beginning of the 2019-2020 academic year. Students in grades 6 and above are welcome to audition. Students will be placed in either the middle school or high school level jazz band.

Jazz 1 (High School)

High School Jazz Band openings for 2019-2020:

  • Alto Sax 1, Alto Sax 2, Alto Sax 3, Tenor Sax 1, Tenor Sax 2, Bari Sax
  • Trombone 1, Trombone 2, Trombone 3, Trombone 4
  • Trumpet 1, Trumpet 2, Trumpet 3, Trumpet 4
  • Drum Kit, Bass, Guitar, Piano, Vocalist, Auxiliary Percussion

Students of any instrument are welcome to audition, but may be asked to play on a instrument fitting this instrumentation. It's not uncommon to see an orchestra student playing saxophone in jazz band, or a baritone player playing trombone!

Weekly rehearsals will take place before or after school, as is most convenient for members of the band.

Traditionally the members of this ensemble are those students who have exhibited the music skills necessary to read and perform more advanced jazz literature. Students in jazz band are expected to have some experience with improvisation or desire to learn improvisation.

Jazz 2 (Middle School)

Middle School Jazz Band openings for 2019-2020:

  • All instruments are welcome to audition for and join the middle school jazz band.

Weekly rehearsals will take place before or after school, as is most convenient for members of the band.

Students in jazz band are expected to have some desire to learn improvisation.