OPHS Jazz Band

   
The Jazz Band is the premier Jazz Ensemble at Oak Park High School. The class takes places during zero period. Participation in this group is based upon audition as well as concurrent enrollment in either Wind Ensemble, Wind Symphony, or Concert Band. The group plays a wide variety of Big Band Jazz Standards/Styles, playing anything from swing to funk to bossa nova with an emphasis on improvisation. The Jazz Band performs regularly at school concerts, adjudicated Jazz festivals and at recruiting and fundraising events around the community.


2017-2018 Jazz A Members

Alto Sax 1: Ellis Song
Alto Sax 2: Alexander Word
Tenor Sax 1: Samantha Heller
Tenor Sax 2: Lilly Doyle
Baritone Sax: Nate Trux

Trombone 1: Alex Trux
Trombone 2: Max Schelter
Trombone 3: Maclean Dickey
Trombone 4: Daniel Conway

Trumpet 1: Aviv Maish
Trumpet 2: Sean Greenfield
Trumpet 3: Thomas Vincent
Trumpet 4: Alex Wierenga and Declan Farriday

Piano: Ethan Chiu
Guitar: Stephen Burt and Arielle Markowicz
Bass: Jason Paras
Drums: Justin Cole and Sam Archer
Auxiliary Percussion and Assistant Jazz Director: Peter Ye


Useful Links 

J.W. Pepper: www.jwpepper.com
Most to all of our arrangements are on this website

Hal Leonard Jazz YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/user/HLJazzEnsemble
Follow along scores/audio for certain Hal Leonard jazz arrangements

Alfred Jazz Music YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/user/UC5FchKQ1iHXfSBOQLubvbEg
Follow along scores/audio for certain Alfred jazz arrangements (like “Absoludicrous”)


   
    

2017-2018 Jazz B Members​​

Alto Sax 1: Katie Trux
Alto Sax 2: Nils Boberg
Tenor Sax 1: Jessica Conway
Tenor Sax 2: Jeremy Boberg
Baritone Sax: Liam Case


Trombone 1: Daniel Conway
Trombone 2: Maclean Dickey
Trombone 3: Jacob Justiss
Trombone 4: Justin Parzik


Trumpet 1: Thomas Vincent
Trumpet 2: Alex Wierenga
Trumpet 3: Declan Farriday
Trumpet 4: Sean Greenfield and Aviv Maish


Piano: Arvind Murthy and Zach Robinson
Guitar: Matteo Shahar
Bass: Jacob Bernstein
Drums: Justin Cole and Sam Archer
Auxiliary Percussion and Assistant Jazz Director: Peter Ye