Jazz Ensembles

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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 2016-17 school year, performance schedule is:

  • Wednesday, November 9: Fall Jazz Concert at Lakota West High School Theater with Lakota East Jazz ensembles performing at 6pm and Lakota West high school-level Jazz ensembles performing at 7:30pm;
  • Thursday, December 1: Lakota Jazz Festival at the Lakota East High School Theater.┬áLakota West Jazz ensembles performing at 6pm and Lakota East Jazz ensembles performing at 7:30pm;
  • Friday, December 9: Annual Swing Dance featuring high school-level Jazz ensembles from 7:30 to 10pm at the Lakota West High School West Side Diner;
  • Saturday, March 4: Beavercreek Jazz Festival. Performance time and Festival Information here.
  • Saturday, April 22: 20th Annual Jazz ‘n Cakes featuring all junior- and high school-level Jazz ensembles from 8am to 12 noon in the Lakota West High School West Side Diner.
  • Wednesday, May 10: Spring Jazz Concert at the Lakota East High School