St. George’s offers instruction in jazz through large ensembles where students experience the fundamental swing styles of Count Basie and Duke Ellington, and expand into funk, latin and other jazz genres. performing a variety of repertoire in order to better understand various jazz styles. Entrance into these ensembles is by audition and successful students are then placed into either the Junior or Senior Jazz Ensemble according to ability. These groups rehearse twice each week outside of the regular timetable, and students receive course credit.
To participate, all students must be co-enrolled in the curricular band course at their current grade level.