Southwest High School
Performing Arts Council

Jazz

Jazz

Southwest Big Band One

Southwest Big Band requires an audition and instructor approval and will meet Tuesday and Thursday mornings during zero hour. The group tours annually and has recently ventured to Memphis (2013), Colorado Springs (2014), Chicago (2015), and Kansas City (2016). Jazz One will be directed by Mr. Greg Lewis with assistance from Mr. Needleman. Unless they have permission from the instructor, brass and saxophone students must also be members of either Symphonic Band or Wind Ensemble to earn membership in either of the Big Bands.

Jazz Too

Jazz Too (formerly known as “Jazz Workshop”) does not require an audition and will meet Tuesday and Thursday mornings during zero hour. This ensemble is directed by Mr. Needleman. Unless they have permission from the instructor, brass and saxophone students must also be members of either Symphonic Band or Wind Ensemble to earn membership in either of the Big Bands.

Jazz Combos

Student-run, teacher-supervised Jazz Combos will meet twice weekly during zero hour. Performances will be scheduled to meet the needs of each combo. These ensembles are directed and supervised by Mr. Needleman. Ensembles will meet Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

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