• Hello Jazz Band!

    Please use this page for your Jazz Education while we are not in school.

    There are two new songs below. If you didn't get the sheet music before you left, email me and I'll scan them in and send them to you.

    Take the time to practice these two songs, listen to the judges' recordings below that, and listen to our other tunes (including professional versions) below that.

    Also, explore the world of jazz to see what you like and what you don't like.  Things like ragtime, dixieland, cool jazz, bebop, swing, big band, smooth jazz, gypsy jazz, fusion, latin jazz, contemporary jazz, etc.)  I'm interested in hearing your thoughts when we get back together.

     

    New Song - The Jazz Police - Gordon Goodwin

    Jazz Police - JW Pepper

    Want to change the tempo? Use the YouTube link below

    Jazz Police - YouTube

    Want to hear the original?  Click the link below:

    Jazz Police by Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band

     

    NEW SONG - C Jam Blues

    C Jam Blues

     

    Judges' Recordings from Oley Valley SuperJazz 

    OV Wetzel

    OV Kumor

    OV Dressler

     

    Judges' Recordings from Governor Mifflin Night of Jazz

    GM Copenhaver

    GM Merlino

    GM Mohler

     

     

    New Tunes:

    Listening:

    Recorda Me - Wycliffe Gordon

    Misty - Erroll Garner

    Jericho - 2014 Midwest Clinic - Coral Springs Middle School Jazz Band

     

    Jericho

    Recorda me

    Misty

     

    MMS Jazz Band/Blue Groove

    2020 Rehearsal and *Performance Schedule

    UPDATED – 2/26/20

     

     

     

    FEBRUARY_______________________________________________

    Thursday, February 6th – Rehearsal – 7:30PM-8:45PM

    Thursday, February 13th – Rehearsal – 7:30PM-8:45PM

    Thursday, February 20th – Rehearsal – 7:30PM-8:45PM

    *Friday, February 21st – Governor Mifflin Jazz Festival 4:00PM-11PM (Blue Groove Only)

    Thursday, February 27th  – Rehearsal – 7:30PM-8:45PM

    *Saturday, February 29th – Oley Jazz Festival – 11AM-5PM (Blue Groove Only)

     

    MARCH________________________________________________________

    Thursday, March 5th – Rehearsal – 7:30PM-8:45PM

    *Saturday, March 7th – Muhlenberg Music Festival at MHS – 4PM

    Thursday, March 12th – Rehearsal – 7:30PM-8:45PM

    Thursday, March 19th – Rehearsal – 7:30PM-8:45PM

    Thursday, March 26th – Rehearsal – 7:30PM-8:45PM

    *Sunday, March 29th–Get JazzED Middle School Jazz Band Festival–12Noon-4:30PM(Blue Groove Only)

    *Monday, March 30th – Student Jazz Jam at The Inn At Reading – 7PM-9PM - OPTIONAL

     

    APRIL_________________________________________________

    Thursday, April 2nd – Rehearsal – 7:30PM-8:45PM

    *Friday, April 3rd – Hank Hoffman Jazz Festival at Muhlenberg HS. Report at 6PM

    *Saturday, April 4th – Wilson Jazz Festival – 11AM–5PM (Blue Groove Only)

    Thursday, April 16th – Rehearsal – 7:30PM-8:45PM

    Thursday, April 23rd– Rehearsal – 7:30PM-8:45PM

    *Thursday, April 23rd  – Lunchtime Concert in the Park (During School)- Raindate-April 24th

    *Friday, April 24th – Conrad Weiser Jazz Festival - 4:30PM-11PM (Blue Groove Only)

    Thursday, April 30th – Rehearsal – 7:30PM-8:45PM

     

    MAY_______________________________________________

    Wednesday, May 6th – Rehearsal – 7:30PM-8:45PM

    *Friday, May 8th-Performance at Reading Fightin’ Phils–Report to Stadium at 5PM

    Wednesday, May 13th – Rehearsal – 7:30PM-8:45PM

    *Thursday, May 14th – Spring Concert - 7:00PM

    Thursday, May 21st  – Rehearsal - 3:00PM-4:15PM

    *??? May ??? – MMS Awards Assembly – Report at 6PM

     

    June______________________________________

    *Thursday, June 4th – Open for MMS Talent Show (During School)

     

     

     

    Songs for Winter Concert 2019:

    Dashing Through the Snow

    Feliz Navidad

     

     Listening:

    Art Blakey Max Roach Elvin Jones Sunny Murray

     Milt Jackson

    Sonny Rollins

    Chick Corea, Bill Watrous

     Maynard Ferguson

     

    Jazz Waltz Drum Set Groove