FMS jazz bands in concert
The Fairfield Middle School jazz bands will present a concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the FMS cafetorium.
This date has been changed from the original schedule to alleviate conflicts with other school activities.
This is the one jazz band concert for this semester and will feature the sixth-grade jazz band, and the combined seventh- and eighth-grade jazz band.
The sixth-grade jazz band will be performing various swing-style pieces from the students’ jazz curriculum book, “Essential Elements of Jazz Ensemble” by Mike Steinel; as well as “Tyrannosaurus Charlie” by Dean Sorenson, a fun rock tune.
Both styles will feature students on written and improvised jazz solos, including solos by Garrett Ward, trumpet and Austin Kruse, tuba.
The seventh- and eighth-grade jazz band will perform pieces in Latin, rock, shuffle and swing style. The students will play: “All Right, OK, You Win,” a jazz standard by Sid Wyche and Mayme Watts, with solos by Gannon Courtright on alto sax, James Bechtel on trumpet and the trombone section; “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy,” a gospel rock tune by Josef Zawinul; “Salsa Caliente,” a Latin piece by Mike Steinel, with solos by Phoenix Haessler on trumpet and Brayden Fishel and Kolten Webber on drums; and “Ain’t Got No Place To Go (But In a Hurry to Get There),” an original jazz piece in swing style by Andy Clark, which will feature solos by Baily Kemp on tenor sax and Finnegan Malloy on alto sax.
The concert will feature refreshments and a casual “jazz club”-style atmosphere.
Admission is $2 for adults and $1 for students. All activity passes will be honored.