Our jazz program is audition-based for placement into the two ensembles. Participation is extracurricular.
Millard West's jazz program consists of 30-50 students who audition in the fall after the completion of the marching band season. Participation in the jazz ensembles is extracurricular.
Jazz I competes in several competitions and performs in local community events each year. They rehearse two nights a week after school from December through May. Several members of Jazz 1 have also participated in All-State Jazz Band.
Jazz II focuses on improving its members' understanding of improvisation, jazz articulation, and ensemble cohesiveness. They perform in several competitions each year and rehearse two nights a week after school from December through May.