about jazz band
Our award winning jazz band is comprised of 5 saxes (2 altos, 2 tenors and 1 bari), 4 trombones (3 tenors and 1 bass), 5 trumpets, 2 set players, piano, guitar and bass. If interest level is high, we will have two jazz bands.
Our Jazz I group has won numerous awards over the last 10 years. The band competes every year at various competitions in South Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota and Nebraska. Most recently the band has won 1st place in the AA division for 7 years in row at the Augustana Jazz Festival. We also won the AA division last year at the Optimist Jazz Festival in Brookings. The band also hosts its own festival called the Palace City Jazz Festival in February.
Alto/Baritone Saxophone Audition
Tenor Saxophone Audition
CLICK HERE to download the background track for Blue Bossa
CLICK HERE for an example of Mr. Stahle playing Blue Bossa (so you can get an idea of how it goes)
CLICK HERE to download the background track for the improvisation
January 22nd - Northern State University - Aberdeen
February 10th - Palace City Jazz Festival - Mitchell
February 27th-28th - Omaha Jazz Festival
March 3rd - Jazz on the Upper Great Plains Festival - Sioux Falls
March 17th - USD Coyote Jazz Festival
April 9th - SDSU Jazz Festival - Brookings
all state jazz band:
Please visit www.sdhsaa.com