Winter Jazz Concert

Members of Jazz Ensemble, Studio Jazz Band and Jazz Band gathered to perform in their winter concert in Rugby Auditorium Dec. 6. Upper School Performing Arts Department Head Shawn Costantino directed the student performers as they played a variety of jazz pieces. In memory of former Associate Head of School Liz Resnick, the ensemble played […]

In Tune With Japan: Jazz Musicians Prepare for a Concert Tour in Japan

In Tune With Japan: Jazz Musicians Prepare for a Concert Tour in Japan

Every eighth period, the sound of music rings through the halls of Chalmers as student jazz musicians run through their repertoire. Following their performance in the Next Generation Jazz Festival in Monterey on March 9-11, jazz musicians have been practicing every day for their concert tour in Japan on March 22-April 1. For the Next […]

Parents attend upper school Back to School Day

Parents attend upper school Back to School Day

Upper school parents convened on campus Saturday morning to visit their students’ classrooms and meet their teachers. The school provided refreshments for the parents mingling in between classes. Student ambassadors assisted in facilitating the event, and the jazz band performed throughout the day.

Jazz Band to travel to Spain, Portugal on spring break trip

Jazz Band students and a select group of Studio Jazz Band seniors will tour Spain and Portugal during spring break. They will depart from Los Angeles March 25 and travel to Granada, Seville and Lisbon, returning April 3. The group will be traveling to schools for exchange concerts and activities with Spanish students during the […]

Combos perform in jazz concert

Students from the jazz rhythm section, jazz ensemble, studio jazz and jazz band performed in “An Evening of Jazz” March 7 and 8 in Rugby Auditorium. Different sets of students played on the two nights, with the exception of Jazz Explorers who played both dates. “It was an exhilarating performance,” Nathan Lee ’16 said. ” It […]

Jazz bands perform in Rubgy

Jazz classes performed in “An Evening of Big Band Jazz” Dec. 14, exploring both contemporary and classic jazz in Rugby auditorium. From 7-9 p.m., upper school performing arts teacher Shawn Constantino conducted the Studio Jazz Band, Jazz Band and the Jazz Ensemble in the annual winter jazz concert.  “The younger band, with a lot of […]

Jazz groups perform last big band style show

The Jazz Band, Studio Jazz Band, and Jazz Ensemble groups performed May 4 in “An Evening of Jazz” in Rugby Auditorium. Ensembles performed in big band style for the last time this year, also featuring soloists. The Jazz Band opened the performance with “Old Devil Moon” by Burton Lane and Herbie Hancock’s “Maiden Voyage,” which […]

Jazz performs in Vibrato Recording Studio

Jazz Band recorded a compilation of songs Jan. 12 in order to enter a competition to be featured in the Next Generation Monterey Jazz Festival. The festival will take place April 5-7. It will include performances by middle school through college level ensembles as well as competitions. The top high school and college-level big bands […]