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The SEMS Jazz Bands  Rockin' the school   starting at 7am!

There are three levels of Jazz Band: Beginning Jazz,

the House Band and the Gig Band.  Gig band

is directed by Mrs. Homes, while House

is directed by Mr. Cliff. Beginning is directed by 

Mrs. McInnis when it begins in January.

Jazz Schedule 2023-2024

Monday: House and Gig Together

Tuesday: Morning off (Beginning starting in Jan)

Wed: House and Gig Split 

Thurs: Housse and Gig Split

Friday: Play Outside for the School

(Schedule subject to change for special events, lessons, etc. 

Directors will let students know) 

The Jazz Performance Band (Gig Band) 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 students who have at least one year of experience. They also compete at Jazz Festivals.

Beginning Jazz requires no audition.  In January, Beginning Jazz will be open to 6th graders who are interested.  

All Jazz Bands wear all black with flair (bow ties, fedoras, etc.)

Click here for examples

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.  

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