M B H S   J A Z Z   E N S E M B L E 

Directed by Vanessa Santamaria - vsantamaria@mckinneyisd.net

The McKinney Boyd Jazz Ensemble is one of the more popular concert groups in the MBHS Band Program.  The twenty seven piece ensemble is open to saxophone, trombone, trumpet, and rhythm section that includes drumset, piano, bass and rhythm guitar. The students in the jazz ensemble perform the music of the foremost big band composers, past and present.  Through listening to recordings, critiquing, analyzing, discussion and application, students learn a variety of jazz styles found within this genre. Membership in the MBHS Jazz Ensemble is by audition only. Please contact Ms. Santamaria for more information on auditions for the Boyd Jazz Ensemble.