We are fortunate to have a Jazz Band that meets every day at Ockerman. That kind of support for music in our schools in invaluable. The Jazz Band is an audition only ensemble with a set instrumentation of saxophones, trumpets, trombone/baritones, drum set, guitar, bass guitar and piano. If there are clarinet or flute students that are highly interested there is room for those instruments as well. In Jazz Band we explore Jazz, Funk and Popular styles of music that are not often played in lager band settings. Through the studies of these genres we also explore the art of improvisation. Improvisation is an art form that developed through the blues and jazz music in America and is an integral part of playing these styles of music. Learning these things will teach lessons far beyond the ability to play an instrument and is something that will bring students joy for the rest of their lives if they continue to play music.
If you have any questions about this ensemble please e-mail Mr. Proctor at: