The Jazz Band is comprised of saxophones, trumpets, trombones, piano, bass guitar, drums, auxiliary percussion, and guitar. Other instruments may be included at the discretion of the director. As with all other bands at Anderson, membership is by audition only and is open for anyone who is currently enrolled in the band program. Non-band members may audition for rhythm section instruments (piano, bass, or guitar) and may be selected if a suitable band student is not available. The Jazz Band is under the direction of Mr. Jurgens and Mr. Mills.
The Jazz Band meets Tuesday-Thursday from 4:45-5:45 from the end of marching band until their concert in May. In 2016-2017 the Jazz Band participated in festivals at Texas State, UT Austin, and was invited to perform at the Austin Jazz Workshop’s Music Festival and Silent Auction, as well as the AISD Jazz and Pops Festival.