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.