This yearlong music ensemble for seventh and eighth grade students is dedicated to playing all forms of jazz music. Jazz Band allows students to explore musical forms that are highly improvised. By learning to improvise on their instruments, students develop skills for self-expression that are not fostered in traditional Concert Band. The Jazz Band performs 3-4 concerts a year, and auditions are held each year for new members. Students in the Jazz Band also enroll in one or more traditional music ensemble.