The Jazz Wolves are open to any 7th or 8th grade musician currently enrolled in band who has completed one year of Beginning Band. The Jazz wolves meet outside of school as an extracurricular. Students will learn the basic styles of stage band music (swing, shuffle, rock, funk and ballad) as well as develop the skills to improvise music while working as a team. Improvisation allows students to express themselves through music and build self-confidence. Students are expected to practice regularly and will have the opportunity to perform in a variety of events throughout the school year. Participation in Jazz Band will properly prepare students for high school jazz band. Personal Training is highly encouraged for Jazz Band members due to the challenging level of music performed. This one-on-one instruction is crucial to the development of our young musicians. Financial assistance is readily available to families in need.