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Jazz Band


The Jazz Band is a small ensemble designed to promote the study of jazz literature, emphasizing improvisation and styles of the jazz idiom.  Students meet after school once marching season has ended and receive a half credit for course participation.  Admission to the group requires participation in a school based concert ensemble (such as Wind Ensemble) and audition.  Auditions occur in May or June for the preceding school year and can be scheduled with Mrs. Jacoby at The instrumentation of the ensemble varies each year, but generally reflects a stand Big Band orchestration.


Jazz Band Awards by year

2021-2022 School Year

  • Chantilly Jazz Festival

2014-2015 School Year

  • Chantilly Jazz Festival – Excellent rating


2013-2014 School Year

  • Chantilly Jazz Festival – Excellent rating


2012-2013 School Year 

  • OrlandoFest, Universal Studios – 1st place, Excellent Rating


2011-2012 School Year 

  • VBODA Jazz Assessment, Colonial Forge High School – Superior Rating


2010-2011 School Year

  • Festival Disney –  Superior rating (97.3), first place


2009-2010 School Year 

  • Trump Towers in New York City

  • Chantilly Jazz Festival - Excellent Rating


2008-2009 School Year 

  • Myrtle Beach – Superior rating, 1st place in class


2007-2008 School Year 

  • Orlando – Superior rating, 1st place


2006-2007 School Year 

  • Williamsburg, Fiesta-Val – Superior rating


2004-2005 School Year 

  • Festival Disney, Orlando Florida – Jazz Band – Excellent rating


2003-2004 School Year 

  • Heritage Music Festival, Atlanta, GA – Jazz Band – 1st place (Silver Medal)


2002-2003 School Year 

  • All American Band Festival, Hard Rock Cafe, Orlando, Florida – Superior rating, 1st place finish, and outstanding awards of recognition to the saxophone section


2001-2002 School Year 

  • Festivals of Music in Nashville, TN – Best in Class, Overall Championship, Best Rhythm section, Best Sax section. Guitar soloist Award, Alto saxophone Soloist Award


2000-2001 School Year

  • Orlando All-Star Music Festival – Superior Rating, Best in Class,


1999-2000 School Year

  • Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival - Third place


1998-1999 School Year 

  • Landmark Mall, Montreal, Canada – First place and gold medal


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