Jazz Bands


The Central Dauphin High School Jazz Ensemble I is an in-class ensemble comprised of students playing saxophone, trombone, trumpet, piano, guitar, bass, and drums in grades 10-12.  This is a high achieving band; Jazz I members are selected in the preceding spring by audition.  There will typically be only 1 (but sometimes 2) performers per part to allow students to grow as individual players with a unique responsibility to the group.  The Jazz I Ensemble performs many concerts throughout the year both in school and in the community.  Because of the limited number of students in this group and the scheduled performances throughout the year, the Band Director expects the highest level of dedication from each musicians.  The students participate in district, state, and national concert festivals and contests.  The RamBand's Jazz I Ensembles also have performed over the past few years at the Essentially Ellington Festival, the Governor's Residence, at various community venues and events, and at the various concerts and dances at the high school.  Students are expected to practice their instrument on a consistent basis (5 or 6 days per week) and be prepared to make awesome music!

The Central Dauphin High School Jazz Ensemble II is an in-class ensemble comprised of students playing saxophone, trombone, trumpet, piano, guitar, bass, and drums in grades 9-12.  There will typically be only 1 (sometimes 2) people per part to allow students to grow as individual players and grow with a unique responsibility to the group.  They perform at concerts throughout the year both in school and in the community.  The students and/or ensemble also participate in district, state, and national concert festivals and contests. Students are expected to practice their instrument on a consistent basis(5 or 6 days per week) and be prepared to make awesome music!

Annual Jazz Band Events

Traditionally, both Jazz 1 and Jazz 2 participate in the following gigs:

  • Concerts
  • Holiday Dessert Dance (December)
  • Chocolatefest (January)
  • Knoebels Amusement Park (May)