Sunday 9 September 2018


At Westwood, we have always separated our Jazz Bands by ability. This process allows students to excel at their own level and grow with peers who are also passionate about jazz.

This year, we will be holding two weeks of mandatory  jazz band audition preparatory classes.  Any jazz band member (regardless of grade) who wishes to audition for our advanced jazz ensemble (affectionately known as LTJO) must attend lunch prep sessions on all ODD days from September 10-20.  Students not quite ready for the challenge of LTJO must attend lunch prep sessions on all EVEN days from September 11-21.  

LTJO prep begins on Monday, September 10 and Junior/ Intermediate begins on Tuesday, September 11.  

Preparatory sessions are not optional-  attendance will be taken

Students wishing to be a part of either jazz band must attend the prep sessions offered at lunch hour on either ODD or EVEN days depending on the ensemble that best fits your needs. If you do not attend, you will not be considered a member of either ensemble.

LTJO - September 10, 12, 14, 18, 20
Junior/ Intermediate Jazz - September 11, 13, 17, 19, 21

If you are not sure which ensemble better suits your abilities, you are more than welcome to attend both lunch sessions (odd and even days) until you have a feel for the music.  

After 5 classes of prep sessions (or 2 weeks) we will begin the formal audition process. Formal auditions for LTJO will start on the 24th of September and formal auditions for Junior/ Intermediate will begin on the 25th.  Each student will receive an audition date and time during their 5th class.  

Auditions will take place one on one in Mr. Edwards' office.

As always, if you have any questions, please drop by and see Mr. Edwards.

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