Highly qualified and dedicated students will be accepted in the advanced jazz ensemble, and then only by audition. Students will learn to perform music from the “Big Bands”, “pop and rock” from the fifties to today, and a variety of jazz styles with special emphasis on jazz, the one true American art form. This is an award-winning group that has won many honors over the years including many first place finishes in the Alamo Tournament of Bands and Southwest Jazz Festival, and also over 20 first place awards at the Fiesta Jazz Festival. The Jazz Ensemble also won “Best In Class” at the Sound Waves Music Festival in New Braunfels. We are very proud of this group and only the most outstanding team-oriented music students will be retained.