It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing … and Tech’s bands swing. And rock!
Tech’s Concert Band is open to all musicians, including ninth graders and qualified solo piano and guitar students. In addition to jazz, the Band plays rock, pop, soul, funk, and more. Students have the opportunity to perform in Tech’s Winter and Spring Concerts and in concerts and competitions in Oakland and around the Bay Area.
Tech’s Jazz Band has been getting quite a reputation in Oakland’s music community, and for good reason! Tech students play in a variety of ensembles of various sizes and styles, from traditional big band swing to smaller ensembles, to modern and fusion jazz with electric instruments. In academic year 2011-2012, Jazz Band will become an advanced-level class for students ready to play and improvise on a high level. Auditions for the 2011-2012 school year will be held in May 2011.