7th Grade Jazz Band



    Who? Any 7th grader enrolled in band. Sign up and show up. No auditions. Instruments in jazz band are; alto sax, tenor sax, baritone sax, trumpet, trombone, baritone, electric guitar, string bass, electric bass, piano, drum set and vibraphone.

    **Orchestra members are welcome only if slots are not filled first by band members. Priority  is given to 7th grade band members.  Woodwind students who wish to play alto saxophone must rent their own instrument, however there may be opportunities to use a school owned instrument if they are willing to play tenor or baritone sax, please talk to Mrs. Quimby directly to inquire.


    What?  Students will explore the Jazz genre through a beginning jazz method book called "Essential Elements for Jazz: A Comprehensive Method for Jazz Style and Improvisation. They will learn how to play “swing” music, jazz articulations, more rhythmically challenging repertoire than concert band, have opportunities for solos and improvisation.


    Where? Remote: Flipgrid,  In Person: Zoom/SMS band room 


    When?  Start Date: October 28

    Remote: Flipgrid-on your own time  If in person is a possibilty, time will be TBA


    Why? Because it’s an opportunity to discover a new style of music, enhance musical skills, be creative and it’s fun! 


    How Do I Sign Up? Join Google Classroom Code: l57eg5i

    Specific questions can be directed to Mrs. Quimby at: bettyjeanequimby@solonboe.org