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GMS Jazz Ensemble

Friends Jazz Festival Schedule:   Friday February 16, 2018

Dress:   nice black pants socks and shoes.  All white shirt no other colors of any kind and bow ties for the boys.

11:00am          students load bus and depart for Friends University

11:30am          Lunch at Friends University (bring $5)  attend Friends University Jazz Ensemble   Performances

12:45pm          Load and depart for Damm Music Center

1:10pm            arrive and Damm Music for warm-up and tuning

1:30pm            performance at Damm Music Center and Clinic with Bill Harshbarger

2:00pm            depart for GMS

2:25pm            arrive GMS



GMS Jazz Band Requirements 2017-2018:

General Information:

Rehearsals are on Monday and Thursday 8th grade jazz mornings from 6:45am till 7:30am.  7th Grade Jazz will rehearse on Tuesday and Wednesdays at 6:45am Rehearsals will begin the first week in November.  We will rehearse all the way through January and February.   Sectionals will be called on as needed basis and will be likely after school until the 3:30 bus comes

Attendance at rehearsals is critical to the integrity of the ensemble, as well as being on time to rehearsals.  Students must be on time or early to rehearsals!!!  Students participating in jazz band must have transportation to school early in the morning otherwise they cannot participate.  Students who have 3 unexcused absences from rehearsals can be removed from the band and have their place filled by an alternate. 

Performance schedule:

Monday February 4 7:00pm after GMS pops concert

Friday February 19th at the Friends University Jazz festival

Tuesday March 7th,    Goddard Jazz Night With Guest Artist Patrick Hession