Pictured above: 2013-14 BHS Jazz Ensemble I at Bemidji State University Jazz Fest
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Jazz Ensemble I
BHS Jazz Ensemble I is an Early Bird Class and is open to students grade 10 – 12. This ensemble with standard big-band instrumentation meets everyday at 7:00am and focuses on individual and ensemble jazz technique, jazz theory, jazz history and improvisation. The band has several performances throughout the year including one in early fall, ensemble contest in February, winter and spring concerts. Jazz Ensemble I also participates in regional jazz festivals including the Bemidji State University Jazz Fest and the nationally renowned University of Wisconsin Eau-Claire Jazz Festival and Competition. Several students in this ensemble have been nominated for membership in the Central Lakes Conference All-Conference Jazz Ensembles which will perform on Oct. 28th in Sauk -Rapids / Rice High School.
Jazz Ensemble II
BHS Jazz Ensemble II is an activity open to all 9-12 grade band students. The ensemble meets Tuesday and Thursdays from 3:35-4:15pm and focuses on individual and ensemble jazz technique, jazz theory, jazz history and improvisation. The band has several performances throughout the year including a fall, winter and spring concert. Jazz Ensemble II is meant as a first and second year jazz experience and is open to all instruments.
Jazz I - Remind
Jazz II - Remind
2014 Bemidji State Jazz Fest Photos
CLC All-Conference Jazz Photos
Jazz Ensemble I Recordings