These organizations give band and orchestra students an opportunity to study, rehearse, and perform works beyond the material studied in band and orchestra. These ensembles concentrate on jazz, ballads, rock, and Latin styles.
Jazz Ensemble I. rehearses during zero hour on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursday for the entire school year. It is an audition only semester class that because it meets every other day goes for the entire year. Auditions for Jazz I. occur every year in late May.
Jazz Ensemble II. rehearses from 7-7:50 a.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays throughout the school year. Jazz II. is open to any and all band students interested in learning and playing jazz. If a current band student does not play an instrument found in a jazz band, Mr. Heinen will assist the student in learning how to "double" on an additional instrument.
Both ensembles enjoy representing Sheboygan South High School and the Sheboygan Area School District by performing for community events throughout the school year. If you have an interest to have a group perform at one of your events, feel free to reach Mr. Heinen (link is to the left).