There are two jazz ensembles at Decatur Central.
BOTH Jazz Ensemble I and II are curricular classes that meet during the school day.
Jazz Ensemble I
Jazz Ensemble I requires an audition and/or consent from the directors (titled "Advanced Jazz Ensemble" in your course handbook). Due to the advanced nature of Jazz Ensemble I’ s repertoire, members are expected to devote outside time towards mastering the fundamentals of jazz performance and its repertoire. This group will perform many times outside of the school day at competitions, festivals and other events.
Jazz Ensemble II
This group focuses on basic fundamentals in jazz and prepares the student for Jazz Ensemble I (titled Intermediate Jazz Ensemble). Members are expected to devote outside time towards mastering the fundamentals of jazz performance and its repertoire. This group will perform outside of school at competitions, festivals and showcases.
2017 Accomplishment Highlights
27th Annual Purdue Jazz Fest
Jazz Ensemble 1 tours all 5 Decatur Central elementary schools to promote interest in the performing arts
Sweet Night Off Jazz