Jazz Band

Jazz Band is an extracurricular activity that meets throughout the year. The basic fundamentals of the jazz idiom will be studied, and performance is the course’s goal. The band directors conduct auditions once the school year begins to determine a student’s placement in either Jazz Lab Band or Jazz Ensemble.

Except for guitar and piano players, participation in these ensembles requires a student to be enrolled in a band or orchestra class.

Recent Jazz Band Announcements

2022 – 2023 Jazz Band Dates

November 3, 2022Auditions
November 2022ILMEA District 7 Jazz Festival
January 19, 2023Jazz Cafe and Silent Auction
February 23 (Thur)4:00 – 7:00 PMRehearsal
February 27 (Mon)4:00 – 6:00 PMRehearsal
March 2 (Thur)4:00 – 6:00 PMRehearsal
March 7 (Tue)4:00 – 6:00 PMRehearsal
March 13 (Mon)4:00 – 6:00 PM
8:00 PM
Trip meeting
March 16 (Thur)4:00 – 6:00 PMRehearsal
March 20 (Mon)4:00 – 6:00 PMRehearsal
March 21 (Tue)4:00 – 6:00 PMRehearsal
March 22 (Wed)4:00 – 6:00 PMRehearsal
March 23 (Thur)4:00 – 6:00 PMRehearsal
March 24 (Fri)4:00 – 6:30 PMRehearsal
March 26-April 1GSO/GBS Jazz Trip to New York
May 16 (Tue)Jazz Night
All events are subject to change or cancellation based on health recommendations and restrictions.


See the Uniforms page for each ensemble’s performance wear.