Rosa International Middle School Music Program
Rosa International Middle School
Cherry Hill, NJ 08003

Jazz Band

The Rosa jazz band is an auditioned group that meets one day a week after school. 
Jazz Band also performs outside the regular concert schedule.
  1. Instrumentation
    The Rosa Jazz Band is comprised of the "traditional" instrumentation for a jazz band - Alto, Tenor and Bari Saxes, Trumpets, Trombones, Drums, Piano, Guitar (no tabs) and Bass.
  2. Requirements
    Since the instrumentation is limited, this group consists of only 25 - 30 members (at the discretion of the director) and is selected by audition only. Unless you play the piano or guitar, you MUST be a member of one of the bands in order to participate in jazz band.
  3. Audition Information
    Auditions are open to any student in grades 6 - 8 who plays the aforementioned instruments. Music and audition requirements will be handed out in September and anyone interested will have 1 - 2 weeks to prepare for the audition. Auditions are held during the school day and outside judges will assess the performance.
  4. When We Meet
    Once the group is selected, rehearsals will take place after school on Mondays, from 3 - 4:20. Anyone planning to be a part of this group MUST be able to attend ALL after school rehearsals, as this is our only time to rehearse and prepare for performances. If you have a conflict with Mondays, you will not be permitted to participate.
  5. Performances
    The jazz band is one of the busiest performing groups in the school. They not only perform at various school-wide events, but they also go into the community and perform. Examples of performances include: Winter and Spring Concerts* The Cherry Hill Jazz Showcase* Fifth Grade Information Nights* (*required performances) Philadelphia Peformances The Bancroft School Elementary School Tours in June Hershey Music Festival Spirit Week I.B. Visits Members of this group enjoy performing and take full advantage of any opportunities to showcase their talent.
  6. More Audition Information
    Winds: Play selected scales Play a pre-selected prepared piece Sight Read Percussion: Play selected jazz rhythms Play a pre-selected prepared piece Show off your style of drumming Sight Read Piano/Guitar*/Bass: Play selected scales Play a pre-selected prepared piece Play a song of your choice Sight Read * Do not use tabs