Fine Arts - Band
Jazz Ensemble 15 (5 credits)
Prerequisite Standard: Band 9 or Teacher Recommendation
Content: This course is an introduction to big band jazz performance at the high school level. This is achieved through performance of quality big band jazz repertoire in one of our jazz ensembles. Jazz improvisation is introduced in this course.
Jazz Ensemble 25 (5 credits)
Prerequisite Standard: Jazz Ensemble 15
Content: Performance of big band jazz repertoire at a high level through performance in one of our jazz ensembles is the major focus of this course. Jazz improvisation is a requirement of this course.
Jazz Ensemble 35 (5 credits)
Prerequisite Standard: Jazz Ensemble 25
Content: Jazz Ensemble 35 students demonstrate the ability to perform quality big band jazz repertoire at a consistently high level of performance and understanding. They also demonstrate an understanding of the fundamentals of jazz improvisation and provide leadership within our jazz ensembles.
Calgary Board of Education Detailed High School Course Guide (pdf)