Only the best and most dedicated band students join The Screamin' Eagles Jazz Band, because rehearsals are every day before school at 7:00 am!
There are two levels of Jazz Band: the House Band and the Gig Band. Both bands practice daily, (house with Mr. Jasso and Gig with Ms. Kossler) but on Monday and Friday they play together. Most Fridays they play outside in the recreation area, for the rest of the school to enjoy.
The Jazz Performance Band (Gig Band-Screamin' Eagles) is an audition-only group that represents San Elijo Middle School in the community and at competitive festivals. The House Band is made up of other students who have at least one year of experience. The 2 jazz bands play together for the fall, spring, and summer pops concerts.
To remain in Jazz Band, students must have good attendance, learn new jazz music promptly, and pass off their 12 scales by the Winter Break. All students in good standing will receive a grade for jazz.