The Samohi Jazz program, under the direction of Tom Whaley and Ryan Rowles, provides college credit as a dual-enrollment class at Santa Monica College. The program is taught after school and has four performing groups: Jazz Band I, Jazz Band II, a Jazz I Combo and Jazz II Combo.
AUDITION RESULTS click here.
1ST DAY OF REHEARSAL IS WED SEPT 4TH
JAZZ 1 & JAZZ 1 COMBO – Directed by Tom Whaley
Mon 3:30 to 4:00 combo + 4:00 to 5:30 big band
Wed 3:30 to 5:00 big band + 5:00 to 5:30 combo
JAZZ 2 & JAZZ 2 COMBO – Directed by Ryan Rowles
Mon 4:00 to 5:30 big band + 5:30 to 6:00 combo
Wed 4:00 to 5:30 big band + 5:30 to 6:00 combo
For the 2nd Semester, Jazz 2 rehearsals will move from Wednesday to Thursday.
- Amended audition requirements for guitar, piano, bass, and drums click here.
- Amended audition requirements for trumpet, trombone, and all saxophones click here.
- Jazz Bands syllabus click here.
If you’re in jazz band but are not getting emails, please contact Jazz Band President Lydia Muraro at firstname.lastname@example.org.