Grover Cleveland Sixth Grade Jazz BandSixth Grade Jazz Band is the first extra-curricular "jazz band experience" that is offered in the Caldwell/West Caldwell Public Schools. Students learn the "basics" of jazz interpretation and improvisation in a friendly, "low-key" environment. Various styles such as "Swing", "Latin", and "Rock" are analyzed and played. The students also spend time listening to recordings and learning a bit about Jazz History. All Sixth Grade Jazz Band members will need to purchase a book entitled "Essential Elements for Jazz Ensemble" by Mike Steinell. To learn more about "Essential Elements for Jazz Ensemble", click here . The group rehearses once a week on Friday mornings from 7:45AM-8:30AM. Performances take place in March and also in the Spring at the all-district "Jazz Spectacular".
The Jazz Spectacular is a concert that includes all the Jazz Bands in the Caldwell/West Caldwell Public Schools and also often includes guest artists. The concert is held in the JCHS Cafeteria which is converted into a "coffeehouse" complete with food and ambient lighting.
Any 6th Grader who plays an instrument and takes lessons is welcome to join the band!The views and opinions expressed in this page and site, unless specifically noted, are strictly those of Paul Larsen. The Caldwell-West Caldwell School District is not responsible and has no control over the redirected links that take users off the www.cwcboe.org site.