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.
AUDITION INFORMATION for 2016-2017 KUUMBWA JAZZ HONOR BAND
Qualified high school students are invited to audition for the 2016-2017 Kuumbwa Jazz Honor Band. Auditions are open to all high school students who are prepared for an intensive jazz performance group. All positions in the ensemble are open each fall. Being in the Kuumbwa Jazz Honor Band requires a high level of engagement and commitment from all members. Accepted band members are required to participate in weekly rehearsals, performances, lectures, workshops and all other extracurricular activities. Weekly rehearsals will begin early October and will go through the end of May.
Honor Band rehearsals will be held Tuesday nights from 5:15 – 7:15 pm
*Attendance at all rehearsals is mandatory.
Audition Location and Date
Date: Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Location: Kuumbwa Jazz Center 320 Cedar Street, Santa Cruz