Discovery Middle School offers a jazz band class in the spring. Students who wish to participate in jazz band are also required to be enrolled in either Concert Band (Intermediate) or Symphonic Band (Advanced) classes. Jazz band is a second band elective.
We require the full-year band class because DMS Jazz Band is an advanced level course that builds upon the basics established in Concert and Symphonic Bands. Students learn rhythm reading, sight reading, scales, key signatures, blend, balance and countless other musical elements that are essential to the jazz curriculum. We move quickly and read a lot of literature in the jazz class, so it is important for students to have a solid musical foundation.
Previous performance opportunities:
- Annual DMS Jazz Brunch
- School PTA meetings and assemblies
- Car Show and other community events
- ABA District 1 – Solo and Ensemble (Competition)
- If you have any opportunities or ideas, contact us!