Everyone should be at the first rehearsal on October 3. This is within the late bus schedule, so plan ahead!
The McCarthy Jazz Ensemble performs music in the Jazz, Swing, Funk, Latin, and other relevant genres. Students perform a brief playing audition for Mr. Wright upon their arrival to the program. The Jazz Ensemble rehearses at 2:45-3:45PM on Tuesdays. We perform at both the Winter and Spring Concerts as well as the CPS Jazz Showcase, an annual event featuring a professional guest artist with all of the jazz ensembles in town. There are also extra performances that pop up throughout the year. The McCarthy Jazz Ensemble is made up of students in grades 6-8 (5th graders who take weekly private lessons are welcome to audition).