Supporting The Performing Arts in the Fair Haven Public Schools
Advisor: Miss Marino (instrumental and general music teacher)
Students can audition for jazz band starting in 6th grade. There are always exceptions for younger students who demonstrate readiness on piano, guitar, bass guitar, or drum set, although preference for spots in jazz ensembles and classes is given to older musicians. Music is available starting in July on the Summer Jazz Google Classroom, and students audition in September for Jazz Big Band and/or Jazz Combo.
Jazz Big Band musicians rehearse during lunch/recess on Fridays, and Jazz Combo rehearses once a week during the school day. Musicians build ensemble skills, learn how to play in a variety of jazz styles, and learn strategies for improvising jazz.
They perform multiple times a year, including the Winter Concert (December), Tri-District Music Festival (February), Monmouth County Teen Arts Festival (March), and Spring Concert (May).