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Jazz Ensemble

Jazz Ensemble is offered to 10th – 12th grade students.  Placements into this class are made by auditions, which take place after school by instrument classification (brass, saxophone and rhythm section). Placements will occur the first week of April. This class is considered an advanced jazz course.




Parent Liaison  Connie Gazarian




2018-2019 Jazz Ensemble




Jazz Attire

Reminder for all competitions and concerts:

  • Black suit jacket, white Tuxedo shirt, black bow-tie, black dress pants, black shoes
  • Black dresses and black shoes


Instrumental Music Awards Banquet – May 21st

Come celebrate our students and dine with friends. Dinner table seating starts at 6, buffet dinner for those who reserve begins at 6:30, and the awards portion of the evening will begin at 7:15.  There will be seats available at 7pm for those who do not purchase dinner, and plan to attend the awards program only. All tickets will be sold online until May 8th here: Awards Banquet Signup Genius


Spring Jazz Concert – May 14th

The last jazz concert of the year! CWMS will perform shortly before the Jazz Ensemble, and we will recognize all seniors.


Shrek, the Musical – PAC – March 26th-29th

We hope you all were able to enjoy this fun musical performance on 3/26,27, 28, or 29 as our Jazz Ensemble accompanied the great cast!


Santa Cruz Jazz Festival – March 15th

Congratulations to the Jazz Ensemble for winning top honors at the prestigious Santa Cruz Jazz Festival on Friday with a “Command Performance” award! The ensemble was invited back to perform on Saturday, but chose to skip due to the Junior Prom. Special recognition also goes to Matthew Ohara, Evan Lacey, Andrew Hanze, and Surya Shultes for winning outstanding soloist awards!


SRVHS & MVHS Battle of The Bands – March 2nd

The 1st Annual VFW Battle of The Bands was a great community outreach and event for those that attended!


11th Annual Invitational Jazz Festival – Dec 8th

Thank you to all the parents and students that helped support the fantastic day of jazz in the PAC!



 Thanks Wolf-tones for the new carpet!

The Jazz ensemble just received our new carpet to be used with the drum set.  Looks great!





Japan – June 2019 Instrumental Music Tour!





2018-2019 Highlights


Santa Cruz Jazz Festival – March 15

Merced Central California Band Review – November 10


Run for Education – October 14