2 Monroe Street • Ramsey, NJ 07446

Jazz Band 2016-2017

Monday, April 24, 7:30am     Rehearsal
Monday, May 1, 7:30am     Rehearsal
Wednesday, May 10, 7:30am     Rehearsal
Monday, May 15, 7:30am     Rehearsal
Monday, May 15, 7:30pm (7:00 call)     Jazz Concert @ Smith
Friday, June 2, school day     Field Trip performance at NW Bergen Senior Center
* depending on unused emergency day give-backs, we may squeeze in a rehearsal before the field trip

Students should arrive at 7:20 am on Monday mornings.  Musicians need to be set up and in their seats ready to begin when rehearsal starts at 7:30.  Please do not arrive significantly before 7:20 am because the front doors to the school will not be open.  Absences from rehearsal will not be allowed, unless the student is absent from school due to illness.  If there are other extenuating circumstances, Mr. Stephenson should be notified.  Before school appointments should not be scheduled on Monday mornings.  Unexcused absences or repeated tardiness may result in removal from Jazz Band.  Jazz Band will not rehearse if there is a delayed opening due to inclement weather.  

Rehearsal Materials
1.  separate jazz folder with all jazz music (provided by school)
2.  pencil
3.  instrument and accessories as needed

Music Preparation
Home practice is important.  You must spend as much time as you need to sufficiently prepare the music.  Mr. Stephenson is always available for extra help.  Listening to jazz music is also highly recommended.  Participation in Jazz Band does not take the place of normal Blue Band responsibilities.  

Performance Schedule 
Combined Concert with RHS Jazz Ensemble:  Wednesday, April 19, 2017,  8:00 pm (7:30 call time)
Smith School Jazz Concert:  Monday, May 15, 2017,  7:30 pm (7:00 call time)
Community Performance:  Friday, June 2 2017,  school day field trip

Audition Results

Letter to be signed

are posted on 
google classroom page