Who Are We?
The 9th hour jazz band is made up of instrumental players from both Les Bois' band, orchestra, and choir programs. We meet on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 2:35-3:45. We will spend the year developing our ears, our playing techniques, and our improvisation skills.
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - Timberline Quad. Combined Band Concert @ Timberline
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - Les Bois Area Band Concert @ Les Bois
Friday, April 5, 2019 - Gene Harris Jazz Festival (during the day)
Thursday, April 18, 2019 - Pre-Festival Concert @ Timberline
Please refer to the Calendar for more details.
What and Why?
Playing Tests are designed to help the students grow individually. Each band at Les Bois will have a weekly playing test over scales, rhythms, or concert music. This material will be covered in class, but students are expected to put the practice time in at home so that the ensemble as a group can grow. Below you will find the rubric for the playing test.
Scheduled Playing Tests
Please refer to this Google Doc for playing tests for each class.
Here is a PDF of the Google Doc:
Concert Music Recordings
Just a reminder: Improvised solos might be different in these recordings
Picture contains a link to the recording.
El Final Verano
By Armando Rivera