St. Charles Band of Pirates

"Pride. Discipline. Unity."


Jazz Ensemble is a year long course. Students must be enrolled in the Marching/Concert Band class to be eligible to enroll in Jazz Ensemble. Special arrangements may be made for bass players, guitar players, and pianists.

Jazz Ensemble class will emphasize the study of historical jazz literature, artists, and performance practice. Students will research, analyze, and perform music from the big band period through contemporary jazz literature with the main focus on jazz performance and improvisation. Students will perform in several concerts throughout the year.



Click HERE for the Jazz Ensemble Syllabus

Congratulations to Travis Hesskamp - All District Jazz Ensemble


Travis auditioned and was selected to the St. Louis Music Educators All Suburban Jazz Ensemble. The band performed on a concert at Ladue High School on January 8 to a packed house. Auditions for next years All District Band will take place in November.


LISTENING LIBRARY... Listen to your concert repertoire here