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  • The Blue Shadow Jazz Ensemble is a dedicated group of musicians who represent PCMS in concerts, competitions and special occasions.

  • Experienced 6th, 7th, and 8th grade vocalists, and performers who play electric guitar, piano, electric bass, string bass or drums, and experienced 7th and 8th grade students who play flute, clarinet, alto sax, tenor sax, bari sax, trumpet, or trombone, are eligible to audition. Rehearsals will be held on Tuesdays and Fridays each week from 7:45 am to 8:40 am.

  • The first informational meeting will be held Friday August 17, 2018 at 8:00 AM, and auditions will be set the following week.

  • The first rehearsal is Tuesday August 28, 2018.

  • If auditions are passed, students and parents should sign and return the Performance Agreement and Media Release forms issued to the band on Tuesday August 28, 2018. The signed forms are due to Mr. Hickman by Tuesday September 4, 2018.  Only those students selected through the audition process are eligible to participate.

  • Jazz Band Rehearsal Schedule
  • Tuesdays 7:45-8:40 AM
  • Fridays 7:45-8:40 AM
  • Rhythm Section Rehearsal Schedule
  • Thursdays 4:10-5:10 PM

  • All rehearsals and scheduled performances are mandatory and will start promptly on time. Three (3) tardies (excused or unexcused), one (1) unexcused absence, or two (2) excused absences from a rehearsal will result in dismissal from the jazz band.

  • An absence will only be considered excused in cases where prior notification is given, extreme unexpected emergency, death in the family, or severe illness of student musician. Tutorials or test make-ups are not considered excused absences.

  • Student musicians are expected to have their music and a pencil at every rehearsal, no exceptions.

  • Every jazz band member will be expected to follow directions thoroughly and practice their music on their own at home.

  • The rehearsals require mandatory attendance from every jazz band member.
  • No excuses will be accepted.


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