Because rehearsals are every day before school at 7:00 am, only the best and most dedicated band students join The Screamin' Eagles Jazz Band!
There are three levels of Jazz Band: Beginning Jazz,
the House Band and the Gig Band. Gig band
practices daily with Ms. Kossler, while House and
Beginning practice with Mr. Juan, Mr. Zach, Ms. Chiara
and Ms. McInnis.
Jazz Schedule 1st Semester 2019
Monday: All Jazz Groups (Gig, House, Beg)
Tuesday: All Jazz Groups
Wed: Gig and House Only (No Beg)
Thurs: Gig and Beg Only (No House)
Friday: All Jazz Groups
(Schedule subject to change for special events, lessons, etc.
Directors will let students know)
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 do a less vigorous audition and who have at least one year of experience. Beginning Jazz requires no audition, although many students feel comfortable to audition for House Jazz before 2nd semester. After Winter Break, Beginning Jazz will be open to 6th graders who are interested. The 3 jazz bands play for the fall and spring concerts.
Gig and House Jazz Bands wear all black with flair (bow ties, fedoras, etc.)
Beginning Jazz Wears White Tops and Black Pants.
To remain in Jazz Band, students must have good attendance, learn new jazz music promptly, and pass off the Bb, Eb, F, C, and Ab scales by the Winter Break (House and Gig only). The scales are usually passed off in their band class. All students in good standing will receive a grade for jazz.