We feature several Jazz ensembles:
- at Lakota West High School there is a curricular Jazz Band and a curricular Jazz Combo,
- at Lakota West Freshman School there is a curricular Jazz Band and
- at Ridge and Plains Junior Schools there are extracurricular Jazz bands for eighth graders as well as second-semester seventh graders.
During the 2017-18 school year, performance schedule is:
- Monday, November 13: Fall Jazz Concert at Lakota West High School. 6:00 – East groups, 7:30pm – West groups
- Thursday, November 30: Lakota Jazz Festival at East High School. 6:00 – West Groups, 7:45pm – East groups
- Friday, December 8: Annual LW Swing Dance featuring high school-level Jazz ensembles from 7:30 to 10pm at the Lakota West High School West Side Diner
- Saturday, April 21: Annual Jazz ‘n Cakes featuring all LW junior- and high school-level Jazz ensembles from 8am to 12 noon in the Lakota West High School West Side Diner.
- Wednesday, May 9: Spring Jazz Concert at East High School. 6:00pm – West groups, 7:30pm – East groups