Jazz Big Band




This group is selected by director approval only and meets during 2nd and 3rd trimesters 0-hour.  Jazz band students will work in big band as well as small combo ensembles throughout the semester.  Students will learn to perform pieces in the jazz idiom and develop improvisational skills.  The jazz big band performs at jazz festivals and other school and community performances.  Instrumentation for this group generally includes 5 saxophones, 4-5 trumpets, 4-5 trombones, piano, drummer, bass (electric or acoustic), guitar, vibes.  Any students who do not play these instruments, please contact Mr. Brien before enrolling in Jazz Band.

Jazz Band Audition Requirements

Listening Assignment

ISU Jazz Clinicians—“Industrial Revelation” from Seattle, WA.

Class Materials

Repertoire Recordings

Coming Soon!

Practice Tracks


This website is awesome for learning jazz heads.  It has real tracks to play with as well as youtube links embedded so you can become familiar with great performing artists.  Listen, Listen, Listen!

Jazz Resources

2015 Audition Results