There are two jazz ensembles at Crestview, both auditioned groups which meet twice each week from 7-7:30am. Groups are based on audition results, with one group playing more advanced music than the other. A student's grade level has NO bearing on what jazz ensemble they are placed in.
Jazz ensemble is open to students in 6th grade or higher who play any instrument in the band program. Students must be in band to be in jazz band, unless they play an instrument that is not found in a concert band, such as electric or acoustic bass, piano, or electric guitar. Additionally, students in 5th grade who have had prior private lessons and are very advanced compared to their peers may be allowed to audition for jazz ensemble.
Jazz ensemble has not started yet this year, but should be starting up by the end of October/beginning of November. Stay tuned for further announcements!