Jazz Band II is typically directed by a graduate assistant, this jazz ensemble features the study of available published literature for big bands, with an emphasis on learning the various styles present in the genre. Music performed by Count Basie, Buddy Rich, Maynard Ferguson, Stan Kenton, Woody Herman, Bill Holman, Thad Jones/Mel Lewis, Bob Mintzer, John Fedchok, and other bands, is explored, as well as the many fine charts intended for the educational market. Many opportunities for improvisation are given, with programming based upon individual group makeup. For students that are music education majors, this is a perfect ensemble to learn rehearsal craft, literature and programming.
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