This course is an advanced, hands-on, performance ensemble class and is open by audition to current participants in the RCHS Band Program. It is a graded, one-year, one-credit course with specific instrumentation. Because it is based on a continuous curriculum and ensemble balance, jazz students must remain in the class for both fall and spring semesters.
Jazz Band members are expected to develop a high degree of proficiency as instrumentalists, so though it is not required, it is strongly recommended that students be enrolled in private lessons throughout the year.
Middle School Jazz Club is an option for all students grades 6-8, but is not required. It takes place Tuesdays from 3:00-3:30 in the Band Room. Participation is not limited to the traditional jazz instrumentation. All instruments are welcome.