North Marion H.S. Music Department

J. Craig Lilly
Director of Music

JAZZ BAND

 

 

 

Under the direction of Mr. J. Craig Lilly, the Jazz Ensemble performs year round at a variety of school and community events. Ensemble members must also participate in Marching Band and Concert Band, as well as taking on the additional responsibility of performing in the Jazz Ensemble.

This ensemble performs the true American art form, Jazz. The styles of music ranges from big band, swing, bebop, funk, samba, bossa nova, mambo, and rock. Students are exposed to music from 1900 to present time, and learn basic improvisation skills. The Jazz Ensemble has received superior and excellent ratings at the Florida Bandmasters Association Jazz District Festival.

The Jazz Band performs at the Optimist Festival in spring and every April travels to the Masonic Lodge in St. Petersburg, Florida to entertain the residents and share stories and other experiences.

For information on booking the Jazz Ensemble for your event, contact Mr. Lilly.

 

The Jazz Band will performing the following selections for the 2017 Winter Concert Concert:

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                                                   Jazz Ensemble Members

Alto Saxophone
Tobi Novinger 
Elexxis Blackburn 
 
Tenor Saxophone
Hannah Dunbar
 
Baritone Saxophone
Mary Gonzaga 
 
Clarinet
Jordan Tobar
Aaron Gomez 
 
Baritone
Whitney Gomez 
 
Bassoon
Charlie Barthlow 
 
Trumpet
Casey Medina
Chris Clever
Maria Moss 
 
Rhythm
Brian Dubose
Brandon Mccraine 

 

NMHS Band Directors

J. Craig Lilly

2005-Present

Bill Pirzer

2002-2005

Andrew Couse

2000-2002

Barden Cuddington

1974-2000

Hugh F. Wolcott

1963-1974




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DOMINO'S PIZZA

Current Fundraiser

Students have been given a Domino's fundraiser sheet to sell cards for pizza.  These were passed out on both Tuesday and Thursday, July 18 & 20. This fundraiser can help students pay for band camp ($100) or their fair share which is $200 for the entire year.  All money the kids raise go into their own band account at the school. Remember that you can subtract $5 for each music rehearsal you attended in July (4 total).