The Jazz Band is comprised of musicians from all grade levels. They perform at Unit Jazz Concerts in addition to touring the Elementary Schools in the spring. The Jazz Band rehearses outside of the school day.

Rehearsals will be held on:


Tuesday mornings @ 7:45 AM

Thursday mornings @ 7:45 AM

Jazz Links:

Practice Techniques

Blues Improvisation

Bb blues backing track

12 bar blues (PDF)

2021-2022 Concert/Contest Repertoire

Click on the title of each song below to hear the audio file of the song.

songs will be announced soon!


 2021 - 2022 Important Dates


Events listed in orange are required

Events listed in white are optional

  • Friday, October 8: ILMEA District Band Auditions (Optional) @  Virtual Audition Recordings due to Mrs. Bolton

  • Saturday, November 6: ILMEA District Jazz Band Festival @ Olivet University (selected students based upon October 8th auditions), all day

  • Tuesday, Jan. 6th: First Jazz Band Rehearsal @ PJHS

  • Friday, March 11: Normal West Jazz Night @ Normal West

  • Tuesday, April 5: Tentative Jazz Tour

  • Possible home game perormances for PJHS Teams.