Middle School Jazz Band

The Jazz Ensemble is an advanced ensemble that selects its members through an 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. 

This group performs in the community as well as at events and festivals like the CMU Jazz Weekend, MSBOA State Jazz Festival, Hastings Jazz Festival, and at Winter and Spring concerts.  Participation in the Jazz Ensemble will result in mandatory rehearsals and performances.


There is a rich tradition of Jazz at Lake Shore and at Kennedy Middle School - the Kennedy Middle School Jazz Band is the only instrumental ensemble from Lake Shore Public Schools to have performed at the renowned Michigan Music Conference for Music Education.

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