The Stage Band is the 2nd of two large group jazz ensembles at the school. The students rehearse once a week, performing swing, rock, Latin and popular styles. The Stage Band students have worked hard in 2020 and have learnt a number of pieces. In this video the Stage Band perform two very fun pieces - Tequila and Blues Machine.
The Big Band is the premier large group jazz ensemble at the school. The students rehearse once a week, performing swing, Latin, popular rock and funk styles. A main feature of jazz and big band music is soloing, which is when a single musician plays an interesting melodic part by themselves. Solos are often improvised in jazz groups and this is something all students in both the Big Band and Stage Band are encouraged to do. In this video the Big Band perform Oye Como Va and Come Fly With Me.