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Jazz

Mt. Carmel is very pleased to offer a rich Jazz program led by Director Tim Saeger. The Jazz program runs throughout the school year. For more information you may contact Tim Saeger at Tim.Saeger@att.net

Overview
Mt. Carmel offers two Jazz Bands – Jazz A and Jazz B. Auditions for Jazz A happen within the first month of school when all the chaos of the new school year has died down. Jazz B is open to everyone.
The Jazz program operates in limited fashion during marching season (the Fall) with once-per-week rehearsals. There is an informal Holiday Jazz concert in December.
When marching season ends the Jazz program ramps up. Jazz A & B rehearse twice a week in the mornings before school with an occasional Wednesday night rehearsal leading up to Festivals.

Highlights
Jazz Concert & Scholar-in-Residence with Adam Rapa, world renowned Trumpeter on May 18, 2017. Adam Rapa directed a Master Class here at Mt. Carmel, then performed with MC Jazz Bands, including a cameo appearance by Christopher Hollyday, legendary Saxophonist.

World famous Jazz Trumpeter, Arturo Sandoval performed at Mt. Carmel May 29, 2014. It was a very special concert and offered the opportunity for our Jazz bands to perform with one of the premier trumpet players of our time.
This year our Jazz A band traveled to The Reno Jazz Festival and received a “Unanimous Superior” festival rating and 2nd place in their division! Both Jazz A/B performed at the Poway Jazz Festival April 28, 2014.