The MRSS Senior Jazz Band is taught by Mr. Weingartner, band teacher at Maple Ridge Secondary School. The students in this class are in grade 9 - 12. This class plays quality jazz band music of many different styles around the grade 3-4 level.
Our instrumentation includes alto saxes, tenor saxes, baritone sax, trumpets, trombones, piano, bass, guitar and drums. Students that want to play in the jazz band also must play in the concert band in order to develop skill on their chosen instrument. We meet outside the timetable twice per week as well as performing 4 major concerts per year. Our regular rehearsal times are Mondays from 7:00 to 8:15 am, and Wednesdays from 2:45 to 4:00 pm. This group also performs numerous other functions throughout the year as well, including the Langley Kiwanis Jazz Festival and a year-end Snazzy Jazz Dance.
Make sure you visit the members page to access the student materials for this course!