last updated 3/23/15
Jazz Band at UNC Jazz Festival
Friday, April 17
Jazz Combo – 9am Steson’s (Clarion Hotel)
Big Band – 11:30am Monfort (union Colony Center)
*Jazz Band reports to Legend 6:15am
*Buses Leave at 6:30am
*Buses leave Greeley at 1:30pm
Pep Band is a volunteer performance ensemble that mainly performs at varsity girls and boys home and playoff basketball games. Occasionally, the ensemble will perform at other special events also. Membership and Sign-up begin in November of each year. Students may use participation points for lettering with attendance at each game.
The Jazz Band(s) are made up of student musicians from Legend HS School who are also members of Wind Ensemble, Concert, Symphonic, and Marching Bands. With the exception of specialized rhythm players i.e. Guitar, Bass and as needed Piano, students must also belong to one of the above mentioned groups. The Legend High School Jazz ensemble provides an opportunity for students to expand their jazz experience through improvisation and the high level performance of age and ability appropriate Jazz band literature. Students in this group must be committed to focused group practice during class and individual practice outside the regular school day. Students must show and demonstrate consistent improvement during a grading period to attain a grade of “A” in the class. Private music lessons are encouraged and highly recommended! Attendance is required at all dress rehearsals and performances.
Students in this ensemble will perform at local, regional, state and national venues. The jazz band is considered one of the elite music ensembles in the performing arts at LHS. Students in this ensemble must be enrolled in the class for both semesters.
The Jazz band is an audition or director approved ensemble. Membership will be based off an audition process in the spring of the previous year. (Usually in April or May)
This ensemble will travel and perform and compete in state , regional and nations events. The Legend Jazz program hosts festivals at Legend HS, as well as hosting professional musicians and guest artists that will work with the group in master class settings.
Video Links to a few of Legend’s jazz performance…