The Jazz Ensemble is a group that performs a variety of Jazz styles including swing, bebop, funk, and Latin. The traditional instrumentation for a jazz ensemble is saxophone, trombone, trumpet, drum set, piano, string bass and guitar. Students who play these instruments are encouraged to try out. Students who do not play one of these instruments are encouraged to learn one of them because the Jazz Ensemble experience is second to none! This group performs at concerts, festivals and other community events. It is an extension of the Concert Band Program and therefore enrollment in Symphonic Band is mandatory. Only exception, is if the individual is good enough for the teachers assessment and cannot take the class as a period.