Middle School Jazz Band
We’ve had a fair number of athletic conflicts this year with Jazz Band so we will not be playing at the spring concert on May 6th. We will still have two “out of the school day” performances which are listed below. We will also play for a lunch for the student body and plan a trip to Lloyd’s Bayou retirement home during the day. Those will be announced when the dates get closer. The dates below should go on your calendar now. I also picked some different days for rehearsal and extended them by 15 minutes so maybe we can get some of those who couldn’t do Mondays.
Thursday, May 16th – rehearsal at the Middle School – 3:45pm – 4:45pm
Monday, May 20th – rehearsal at the Middle School – 3:45pm – 4:45pm
Monday, June 3rd – rehearsal at the Middle School – 3:45pm – 4:45pm
May 23 – Fruitport Jazz Festival – Report Time 5:10pm – Perform at 5:30pm – Fruitport Band Shell
It’s at Pomona Park in “Downtown” Fruitport. You will get free food and a ride.
See Mr. G if you need directions to the band shell – you have to get yourself there!
Wear “Spring Lake” apparel.
Plus, it might rain so be prepared (our performance area is covered)
You MUST have your music in a binder and bring clothespins.
June 12 – Jazz Night with Walter White and the Small, Medium @ Large Big Band
Our jazz night is much later this year due to the fact that our guest artist is a FULL band! They are in Grand Rapids for the International Trumpet Guild conference and have agreed to also visit Spring Lake. This should be an exciting night. Put it on your calendar – more info to follow.
We will rehearse and have a clinic during the day so hopefully you can free up your time from noon on.
Evening Report Time – 6:45pm
Dresses or Pants/Blouse for Ladies – not too short on the skirts – ALL BLACK
Dress pants and dress shirts for guys – ALL BLACK
Concert Time 7:00pm
Please practice the following pieces for Fruitport….links go to recordings…
Here’s the form that went home on Wednesday, May 16th.
Jazz Band 2012
Jazz Band will be taking place every Monday afternoon from 4:00 – 5:15pm starting March 19, 2012. Students will be given a binder featuring all the music that we own for MS jazz band. We will choose 5 or so songs out of there to work on. It is imperative that these are kept in excellent condition and not lost or abused.
After school concerts include:
May 7 -Spring Band Concert – Spring Lake High School Auditorium
May 22- Jazz Night – Spring Lake High School Jazz Bands featuring the Paul Keller Trio and the “Hip Pocket” horns.
May 24 – Fruitport Jazz Festival – Pomona Park
Students will be expected to come to rehearsal ready to work, with parts practiced and ready to have a great time!
MIDDLE SCHOOL JAZZ BAND 2011 INFORMATION
What:After-school Jazz Band
Who:7th and 8th graders who play the appropriate instruments and are able to commit to rehearsals. No audition is required except for the rhythm section
When:Mondays from 3:45pm until 5:00pm starting November 14th
Where:The band room, of course!
Why:Because you want to start learning and playing jazz!
Concerts:For the fall, we will play at the Christmas concert (Dec. 5 and some lunches)
Cost:Nada. Zip. Zilch. Nothing. Just some extra practice time…
Instrumentation:Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Bari Sax, Trumpets, Trombones, Piano, Electric Guitar, Bass, Drum Set.
Why 3:45pm?Because Mr. G has intermediate school classes until 3:45pm.
Even though the jazz band class is no longer meeting, we will do a jazz club afterschool! Information will be passed out after Mr. Grevengoed is done and recovered from marching band.
Jazz Night V will be held on Thursday, May 19, 2011. The Spring Lake Jazz Bands are very excited to announce that our guest this year is the world-renowned lead trumpet player Roger Ingram! In addition to playing and touring with artists such as Woody Herman, Frank Sinatra, and Maynard Ferguson, Roger played lead trumpet for Harry Connick Jr. for 20 years! For more on Roger Ingram check out his website www.rogeringram.com