Jon Brown
Band Director

Jeff Willis
Associate Band Director

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Jazz Studies

Considered "America's Classical Music," UHS is proud to offer two full jazz ensembles. These groups perform at a variety of events throughout the year and allow students to explore the history, technique, and performance of swing, Latin, rock, funk, fusion, and any other style of jazz music! Big Band is by audition only; Introductory Jazz is open to all.

Musicianship Standards

Musicianship Standards - Jazz

Jazz MPA

• We will have a final rehearsal on Thursday, March 23 from 4:00 - 6:00 PM.
• State Jazz MPA will take place on Friday, March 24 at Apopka High School.
• You are responsible for your own transportation.
• We will meet in front of the cafeteria at 5:45 PM.
• Our performance is at 7:00 PM.

All County Jazz Band

• Audition material is available here; thank you to Robert Krahn and the West Orange High School Band.
• Congratulations to Tomas Viravong, Joshua Mercado and Royniel Perez for making it into this year's All County Jazz Band!
• All County Jazz Band rehearsals will take place on the following days:
- Thursday, March 30, 6:00 - 8:30 PM
- Thursday, April 6, 6:00 - 8:30 PM
- Friday, April 7, 6:00 - 8:30 PM
- Saturday, April 8, 10:00 - 1:00 PM


• Please see the Audition Page for more information.
• All jazz band members must also be enrolled in a concert ensemble.

Other Resources

12-bar Blues in F
Benoit Glazer's Jazz Chord Guide
The Ten Commandments of Swing
University of Central Florida Jazz Department
Public Broadcasting Service Jazz Series