Jazz Band: Stevenson Instrumental Music Program


Stevenson High School Jazz

Jazz Band


Jazz Band is a full year advanced class that focuses on improvisation and listening skills in addition to playing and music theory. Members are encouraged to experience different genres of jazz through listening to both recordings and, if possible, live events. Attendance at after school rehearsals is mandatory.

Students perform all different types of jazz styles. Typically, the Stevenson Jazz Band will perform at multiple concerts and activities, at MSBOA State Jazz Festival, as well as travel to Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant for a Jazz Weekend in early February. Additional experience opportunities vary each school year.

In addition to the big band, several jazz students opt to participate in Jazz Combo which will also perform at many of the same performances as the full Jazz Band.


CMU Jazz Weekend

February 6-8, 2025 (tentative)

Info for CMU Jazz Weekend 2025:

  • CMU Jazz Weekend Information Package - includes info sheet, tentative itinerary, and permission/medical information form (new version coming in late 2024)
  • CMU Jazz Weekend Payment Link (new version coming in late 2024)
  • CMU Jazz Weekend Permission/Medical form (new version coming in late 2024)



MSBOA State Jazz Festival

  • Date: TBA March/April 2025
  • Likely Location: Eisenhower High School, Shelby Twp.
  • Time: TBA (after school)


2010 Jazz Band


Updated  May 26, 2024