7th and 8th Grade Jazz Band

  • Advisor Names:  Mr. Mark Mauldin (8th Grade Jazz Band) and Mr. Trent Siebert (7th Grade Jazz Band)

    Advisor Emails:  markmauldin@solonboe.org and trentsiebert@solonboe.org

    Meetings:  8th Grade Jazz Band will meet on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, from 7:30 a.m.-8:20 a.m. in the SMS Band Room.  7th Grade Jazz Band will meet on Wednesday and Friday mornings, from 7:30 a.m.-8:20 a.m. in the SMS Band Room.


    Welcome to the SMS Jazz Bands!  In jazz band you will explore and perform a variety of music styles and genres that are different than what is being played in concert band.  Genres such as blues, funk, soul, bebop, swing, Latin jazz, and even rock and roll are just some of possibilites of what can be played in jazz band.  In addition to playing different styles of music, you will learn and develop musicianship skills and techniques that are exclusive to the realm of jazz.  Essential concepts such as swung eighth notes, syncopation, varied articulation, improvisation, and blues scales will be the main areas of focus as we learn our charts.  If you have any questions, please email the director that is leading the jazz band of your grade.  We hope to see you bright and early soon!