Niagara Wheatfield Jazz Ensemble

    Chris Peracciny, Director
    cperacciny@nwcsd.org, 716-215-3173
    The Niagara Wheatfield Jazz Ensemble is a traditional big band that meets daily during 1st period.  The group is comprised of students who play saxophone (alto, tenor, and baritone), trumpet, trombone, guitar, electric and/or acoustic bass, drums, vibraphone, and acoustic/electric piano.  Opportunities for performance include NWHS concerts, festivals, competitions, department trips, and community events.  Uniform required.
    Course Content
    Instrumental Performance
    Analysis & Interpretation of Traditional & Modern Jazz Styles & Literature
    Music Theory
    Melodic, Harmonic, & Rhythmic Improvisation
    Course Prerequisite                                               Course Corequisite       
                         Audition or Director Invitation                 enrollment in Symphonic or Concert Band (Grades 9 & 10 only)