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Placement audition information for the 2019-2020 Robert Eagle Staff Middle School Jazz Bands is available by clicking here. Auditions will be held on September 9th-13th from 4PM-6PM. Please note that the information in the audition materials is for Jazz I. Students who do not successfully audition into Jazz I will automatically be placed in Jazz II. Students who also do not want to audition, but want to be a part of the Jazz program will automatically be placed in Jazz II.


Mr. Ken Weller (read more about him here) will be joining the Jazz Band staff and will be teaching Jazz II for the entire year. Mr. Aguilar will continue to teach Jazz I. A new jazz band book will be used for the school year. See the band materials page for more information.

Due to the changes this year, please see the new information for Jazz Band:

Jazz II information:

- Meets before school: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00-8:45AM; Classes will begin on Tuesday, September 17

- Due to Jazz II being an additional “club” outside of the regular schedule FTE, a $50 enrichment fee will be applied for all participating members. The fee will supplement the operation costs for Jazz II, such as compensating the hours for Mr. Ken Weller and purchasing curricular materials. If your family anticipates a hardship in covering the expenses for your student, please contact Mr. Aguilar directly.

Jazz I information:

— Meets before school: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 8:00-8:45AM; Classes will begin on Monday, September 16

— There will be no fee for students in Jazz Band I, since it is a part of the regular schedule FTE.

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