Zero Hour and 7th Hour; 1st and 2nd Semester
Directors: Brett Myers (Jazz I) and Kevin Pierce (Jazz II)
The Jazz program at the high school level is by audition only. Music for the ensembles is chosen to keep in line with the MOAJE standards and national standards. Jazz Band I and II will meet during zero hour throughout the school year.
Eligibility for this ensemble includes an audition and participation with the marching band during a student’s freshman year. Performances for the jazz band include SEMO, Columbia Rock Bridge, and various other festivals.
The jazz band program holds an annual Spaghetti and Jazz Concert in the spring as a fund-raiser. Enrollment in the Marching and Concert bands are required to participate in the High School Jazz Ensemble. This ensemble is open to students who participate in the Jefferson City High School Orchestra.