Jazz Ensembles

The jazz program at Central High School includes three jazz bands and three combos. Participation in the program is by audition at the beginning of the year.

Stage Band

The Stage Band is an intermediate to advanced level big band.

Jazz Ensemble

Participation in the Jazz Ensemble requires a considerable commitment including rehearsals before school three mornings per week, sectional rehearsals outside of the school day and a busy performance schedule. The group performs at local events and travels to local and national jazz festivals.

Lab Band

The Lab Band consists of beginning and intermediate musicians and serves as a gateway opportunity for students who are new to jazz.

Jazz Combos

The three Jazz Combos offer select students an opportunity to sharpen their improvisation skills. Will help from their directors, combo members choose and arrange their own music, create their own rehearsal schedule and even book their own gigs. They perform locally at civic functions and at festivals and competitions.

High school jazz ensemble performing on stage during a festival concert