Lake Shore Jazz Ensemble
The Jazz Ensemble is an advanced ensemble that selects its members through a combination of director nomination/ audition process. This ensemble is made up of trumpets, trombones, saxophones, and a rhythm section (guitar, piano, bass, and drum-set). The band focuses on rehearsing and performing the various styles of jazz, R & B, swing, rock, fusion, etc. Time is also spent in the development and implementation of improvisation skills, along with the basic knowledge of music theory. During the musical, it may be asked of some for the members to help to form the pit orchestra. This group performs in the community as well as at events and festivals like the MSU Essentially Ellington Jazz Festival, CMU Jazz Weekend, at the MSBOA Jazz Festival, Hastings Jazz Festival, and at Winter and Spring concerts. Participation in the Jazz Ensemble will result in mandatory rehearsals and performances.
If you are a student interested in joining the LSHS Jazz Ensemble, it is strongly suggested that you plan out your 4-year high school schedule as a freshmen.
CLICK HERE for some sample schedules that will allow you to fit in the unique and fun ensemble into your 4-year plan.