JAZZ BAND

Jazz Band is an early bird class that meets from 6:50 - 7:40 three days a week.  Membership in this ensemble is by audition only.  In the past the Jazz Band won grand champion in the Metro East Jazz Festival and opened for trumpet player Pat Harbison.  The band also was Grand Champion at the World Cup in Branson, Missouri.

For WHS Jazz

- Great Love

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- F Blues Improvisation

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- Drumset Styles

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Please prepare lines 1 and 2, repeat each style 4 times

For ILMEA Jazz

- Great Love

(Choose Part 1 for your instrument Click for Parts & Recording)

- F Blues Improvisation

(Choose Part 1 for your instrument Click for Parts & Recording)

- The S is Silent

(Choose Part 1 for your instrument Click for Parts & Recording)

- Flight of the Foo Birds

(Choose Part 1 for your instrument Click for Parts & Recording)

- SIGHT READING

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2019-20 Jazz Band - Waterloo Tree Ligthing
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ILMEA Jazz Audition Timeline

Friday, October 8 - Deadline for online audition submissions (all districts)

Monday, November 1 - Composition Contest Entry Deadline

Monday, November 1 - FMES Nomination Deadline

Saturday, November 6 - Junior/Senior Jazz Festival (Belleville Twp High School East, Belleville)

Saturday, November 20 - Elementary Festival and Junior/Senior Concert Festival (Belleville Twp High School West, Belleville)

Wednesday, January 26 - Saturday, January 29, 2022 - Illinois Music Education Conference (Peoria, Illinois)

I STRONGLY STRONGLY recommend any student interested in ILMEA Jazz to take the shot and go for it! If you have questions or concerns, please reach out to Mr. Smith ASAP!

Junior/Senior Auditions - $8.00 per audition

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Waterloo High School Band Program

Zachary Smith, Director of Bands
505 E Bulldog, Waterloo, IL (618) 939 3455