The Jazz Band performs works in a variety of styles ranging from historically significant pieces written for the bands of Count Basie, Duke Ellington and others, to modern works by currently active bands and composers. Directed by Scott Burns, the band consists of 17-20 members playing the following instruments: saxophone, trumpet, trombone, piano, guitar, bass, drums/percussion. Jazz Band is a one credit hour course, and fulfills the Artistic Knowledge and Experience requirement of the Core Curriculum. The band performs two concerts on campus each semester, and provides students the opportunity to further their musicianship by making music with fellow classmates and through the study of jazz, a uniquely American art form.
Membership in Jazz Band is open to all students who have played in high school band. Chair placement auditions are held during the first week of each semester. Audition information will be sent to registered students via their LUC email account in early August.
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