• These ensembles affords the opportunity to perform a variety of American Jazz and modern music. As parts are typically assigned to one student, emphasis will be placed on advancing individual performance skills including: scales, sight-reading, intonation, listening, and improvisation. Rehearsals will be scheduled outside the regular school day. Attendance at all rehearsals and performances is required. Students in the Jazz Band are encouraged to continue private instruction and to participate in local, district, regional, state, and national concert festivals and contests.