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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


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




11/10/18 – Central California Band Review


The members of the Marching Wolves and the Jazz Ensemble arrived at school well before 7 AM to organize themselves for the Central California Band Review and Jazz Competition in Merced.  After a two hour bus ride, we arrived at Golden Valley High School to compete against over 40 schools from all over the state.  Several other outdoor events were cancelled or moved in the greater Bay Area due to the poor air quality (The competition host tried to accommodate several schools who were part of other cancelled events in Napa and Fremont).  This weekend, the students had plenty of time to prepare for each competition (Parade, Street Percussion and Jazz).

The “Award Winning” Marching Wolves are proud to announce that we return home with a First Place Award!

Our Drum Major, Kristin  Vallejo came in 5th place for Military Drum Majors (out of 25 in her division)

Our Percussion Section, led by Rio Nickerson and Vikram Gopalan, came in 3rd Place in the street percussion category.

Our Jazz Ensemble came in 2nd Place and Andrew Hanze was recognized for an “Outstanding Musician” award.

Go Wolves!



See’s Candy Delivery – 11/26/18

Candy orders can be picked up right after Thanksgiving at the band ramp. Please arrange to pick up large orders from Suzanne Brandt directly.


Any questions?  Please contact Suzanne Brandt.


Jazz Invitational – 12/8/18

The 11th Annual SRVHS Invitational Jazz Festival will be held in the PAC on Saturday, December 8th. This will be a tremendous showcase of talent from 7 schools, including our award winning Jazz Ensemble.

Click here to volunteer to make this event awesome!


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

Merced Central California Band Review – November 10



Run for Education – October 14