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Jazz Band gets a full instrumentation

Focused on his music, senior Noah Wright plays his trumpet alongside the rest of trumpet section during his second hour class. Wright has been playing in the Jazz Band since his sophomore year, but this is his first year playing with a full instrumentation.“With there being more people, we’ve really been able to push ourselves,” Wright said. “We really have depth in the parts.”

Peyton Gaskill, Staff Writer

November 2, 2018

For the first time since 2001, the Jazz Band has a full instrumentation. This means that the band has players for each instrument required for musical pieces written for large bands, including saxophones, trumpets, trombones, guitar, bass, drums and a piano. “It’s really fun because we can do chart...

Jazz Coffee House Review

Senior Jonah Hathaway and junior Noah Wright perform at the Jazz Coffee House concert. Both students are members of the jazz band led by band director Brad Wallace and choir director Brian Parrish. “Jazz was a genre of music that I wasn’t familiar with,” Wright said. “Being in Jazz Band has made me a better musician and has helped me to enjoy music even more.”

Maria Newton, Staff Writer

March 30, 2018

The annual Jazz Coffee House concert is one of the best showcases of the music program. This year, the casual event, intended to be more of a social gathering than a formal concert, featured the Jazz Choir, multiple Jazz Band combinations and Studio Jazz choir. The Jazz Coffee House is a unique event in t...

Jazz Band: A movement to bring the jazz back

Junior Jake Summers has a jam session with his bass while practicing for jazz band.

Nico Stranquist, Staff Writer

September 26, 2014

A new music elective looks for motivated musicians.

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