MS Jazz Rock Ensemble

The Middle School Jazz Rock Ensemble plays a variety of music including jazz, blues, swing, funk, rock, and pop tunes.  The band consists of students in grades 7-8 with the instrumentation of all saxophones, trumpets, trombones, guitar, bass guitar, drum set, auxiliary percussion, piano, and occasionally other typical concert band instruments.

The band performs one concert at the Middle School Auditorium during the Spring semester along with the Middle School vocal groups.  The concert concludes with a combined piece between the jazz band and the Middle School vocalists.


Rehearsal Schedule

The band rehearses every Wednesday afternoon, 3:15-4:15 PM immediately after school in the band room starting after the Thanksgiving break and finishes their concert season in mid-May with the joint concert with the Middle School vocal groups.

To view the complete rehearsal and performance schedule for the 2013-14 WMS Jazz band click below:

WMS Jazz band 2014-15 calendar


Music Listening

Band members should use the links below to practice their music for Jazz Band.  These are the publishers recordings.  Some are complete while others cut out about halfway through.

“Haven’t Met You Yet” by Michael Buble, arr. Scott Ragsdale

“Georgia on My Mind” by Hoagy Carmichael, arr. Michael Sweeney

“The Pink Panther” by Henry Mancini, arr. by Paul Murtha

“James Bond Theme” by Monty Norman, arr. by Mike Story

“Louie, Louie” by Richard Berry, arr. by

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