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Jazz Band classes are designed to introduce and develop jazz performance through the rehearsal and performance of quality jazz literature. Jazz theory is studied as a basis for improvisation. Jazz performance techniques are developed through listening and imitation. Musical, historical and theoretical concepts are discussed and applied appropriately to every piece of music.

Jazz Band: Programs

Why participate in Jazz Band?

  • Jazz Band... is an extra course credit.

  • Gives students the opportunity to learn to play a different instrument than they play in concert band.

  • Is an opportunity to learn a new genre of music.

  • Allows students to perform and travel more often.

  • Gives students extra experience and rehearsal time to improve skills.

  • Jazz music is super fun!

Jazz Band: Quote


Every year, Oakton celebrates its jazz talent with a special event called Jammin’ Oakton. This is a special night where tablecloths and centerpieces adorn the tables, and parents and guests have a chance to see their students in a Jazz Café environment.  The opportunity to be close to the bands while they play and enjoy refreshments with the music is a once-a-year opportunity! 

All Oakton bands families are encouraged to come and enjoy the unique sound of jazz on this night.  

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Jazz Band: About
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