Jazz Band Director – Jennifer Acosta
Orono Middle School’s Jazz Band is a co-curricular, auditioned ensemble that meets on Tuesdays, at 7:00-7:50 AM. From January-March we have additional rehearsals, and a schedule will be shared with parents. Our students perform, and are adjudicated, at the District V Jazz Festival in February, and the Middle School Instrumental State Jazz Festival in March. The ensemble is open to sixth-eighth graders that play one (or more) of the following instruments: alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, trumpet, trombone, clarinet, keyboard, electric guitar, electric/upright bass, and drum set. Students are taught improvisation skills, and perform several of the following jazz styles: big band, blues, funk, bop, swing, Latin, ragtime, cool, and/or dixieland.