York Community High School

Jazz Ensemble/Lab/Combos

 Jazz Ensemble 

Grades 9-12 / no credit

Prerequisites:  Band or Orchestra membership and audition  

This is an extra-curricular organization in which students study and perform a wide variety of jazz and rock styles.  Instrumentation includes 1 flute, 5 saxophones, 5 trumpets, 5 trombones, tuba, piano, bass, guitar, vibes and drum set.  Selection is by audition only.  Emphasis is on musical qualities of performance including:  style, blend, jazz interpretation, intonation and rhythm.  Improvisation techniques are introduced and opportunities for creative soloing are stressed.

Jazz Lab Band

Grades 9-12/ no credit

Is an extra-curricular jazz ensemble that is open to all students on all instruments and does not require an audition. The ensemble is meant to provide a spring board for those students that have little or no jazz playing experience. The ensemble has two formal performances during the year and rehearses twice a week, Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 6:45 to 7:30.  

Jazz Combo

Grades 9-12/ no credit

Jazz Combo is an extra-curricular auditioned ensemble that is designed to provide an opportunity for select students to learn jazz standards and develop musical improvisation skills in a small group setting. The combo is one of the most active performance ensembles at York High School, "gigging" regularly for community and private events as well formal performances at York High School.

 

Jazz Combo II

Grades 9-12/no credit

Jazz combo is an extra-curricular jazz ensemble that is open to all stuents on all instruments and does not require an audition. It is designed to provide an opportuny for all students to learn jazz standards and develop musical improvisation skills in a small group setting.

Pavlik, Michael
Performing Arts Teacher mpavlik@elmhurst205.org
Riddle, William
Performing and Visual Arts Division Chair & Summer School Director wriddle@elmh

Jazz Showcase

Summer of 2009

Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combo to perform at Evanston Jazz Festival

The Jazz Ensemble and the Jazz Combo will participate and perform at the Evanston Township High School Jazz Festival on Saturday, February 5th.  High School jazz groups from all over the area will be performing at the all day festival. Performance times have not yet been determined.  Parents are welcome to attend.