extra-curricular activity

Jazz Band

Target Group

  • Aimed at instrumentalists and singers working above grade 5 level
  • Invitation only
  • Primarily we require rhythm section players (piano, guitar, bass and drums) and horn players (trumpets, trombones, saxophones), but other instruments will be considered


  • Every Monday
  • MP101
  • 3.10pm to 4.00pm


  • In rehearsals, we learn a broad range of repertoire from genres that fall under the jazz umbrella, including swing, Latin and jazz-influenced pop songs
  • Sessions work to develop students’ improvisation skills in a collaborative and open rehearsal process where they are encouraged to take musical risks and experiment, and are introduced to improvisational concepts which will allow them to craft informed and stylistically appropriate solos
  • We learn some pieces from sheet music and others by ear, to help develop both sight reading and aural skills


  • Weekly attendance at rehearsals
  • Your instrument
  • Personal practice to consolidate work done in rehearsals


  • Jazz band always perform at our termly music concerts, as well as in assemblies and at school events such as open evening

Darrick Wood School
Lovibonds Avenue,
Kent, BR6 8ER

01689 850271