Under the direction of Christopher M. De León,
the Jazz Ensemble performs year round at a variety of school and
community events. Ensemble members may also participate in Marching
Band and Concert Band, but take on the additional responsibility
of performing in the Jazz Ensemble.
This ensemble performs the true American art form,
Jazz. The styles of music ranges form big band, swing, bebop, funk,
and rock. Students are exposed to music from 1900 to present time,
and learn basic improvisation skills. The Jazz ensemble has received
straight superior ratings at every FBA Jazz District Festival since
The jazz program also includes smaller combos that make a number
of community appearances throughout the year.
In 2007 and 2008, members of the Jazz Ensemble
were invited to perform at the University
of North Texas Jazz Festival, a prestigious national event.
In 2009 and 2010 the ensemble was selected to perform at the renowned
Savannah Music Festival.
For information on booking the Jazz Ensemble for
your event, contact Mr.
Christopher M. De León.