Jazz Band is open to all Seventh Grade and Eighth Grade students who qualify by audition. The Jazz Band seats a select group of musicians and is comprised of the following instrumentation:
Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Electric Guitar, Piano, Bass Guitar and Drum Set. Note: all wind players and percussionists are also required to participate in Concert Band or Symphonic Band.
The Jazz Band rehearses throughout the school year on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 7:00 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. in the WRS Theater with occasional sectionals before/after school (prior to upcoming performances).
The Jazz Band performs at various events throughout the school year. This years's performances include: 7th Grade Fall Band Concert, 8th Grade Winter Band Concert, WRS Band Orientation, Palatine HS Spring Jazz Band Concert, 6th Grade Visitation, Open House Performance, 8th Grade Spring Band Concert and Elementary School Tour.
The 2020-2021 Jazz Band is comprised of 21 Seventh Grade and Eighth students.