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Kuumbwa Jazz Honor Band

The Kuumbwa Jazz Honor Band represents the “best of the best” high school student musicians from Santa Cruz and neighboring counties. Hand-picked by their band directors, these talented young “ambassadors of jazz” pass a rigorous audition to earn their position in the Honor Band. During weekly rehearsals at Kuumbwa, they study advanced jazz theory, arranging, improvisation, and learn valuable life skills in team work and critical thinking. The band gains vital performing experience at special events and festivals throughout the school year, culminating in a special headline performance at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center.

*Auditions are held in the fall each year, with program activities October – May. Audition information will be made available in August.

Questions? Contact Brian Fitzgerald