The OMS Jazz Band is a very active performance group. We will begin on October 12th immediately following Fall Break. Rehearsals will be every Wednesday and Thursday from 3:20-5:00. Only students who can have a ride by 5:10 can participate. From October 12 until the break in December all students in the 7th and 8th grade are welcome to play. During this time period I will be listening and making notes to select the performance group. In January I will have selected the performance group and it will be comprised of a specific instrumentation. It will include the following:
2 Alto Sax
2 Tenor Sax
1 Baritone Sax
1-2 Bass Guitar
0-1 Electric Guitar
1-2 Drum Set
Students must have previous experience on these instruments. Some students may play an instrument not listed above in the band class, and double on a jazz band instrument. For example, last year we had a clarinet player from the band class playing piano in jazz.
If a student is selected to play in the performance group it will be expected that attendance at rehearsals is a priority over other activities. Please email me with any questions.