Jazz Band

The College of St. Scholastica Jazz Ensemble was started in the Fall of 1997. In this ensemble, students have the opportunity to develop as soloists in different venues. Students study and perform a variety of styles including Swing, Blues, Latin Jazz, and Funk. 

Who Can Join?

Anyone! Jazz Band is open to students of any major, not just music majors. Students with majors ranging from Biochemistry to English enjoy making music together.

The Facts

  • Audition for director: Marianne Connelly mconnell@css.edu
  • Rehearsal once per week for 2 hours plus sectionals
  • 2 concerts scheduled each semester
  • Performances at community and on-campus events
  • 0 or 1 credit - You don't have to take it as a class, but you can if you want to!

Quotes from Jazz Band members

"It's the only thing that really helps me to relax."-Doug, Biology major

"It's a blast! We get to play from our hearts."-Kathy, Music Education major

"I like to play jazz; it's a release."-Brianna, Bio-chemistry major