Ellington Jazz Ensemble

The Ellington Jazz Ensemble is the flagship group of the Jazz department.  Students in this ensemble are admitted by audition only.  Students will travel extensively throughout the year to local, regional and national Jazz festivals.  Students are expected to attend after school sectionals and are expected to learn all scales and modes associated with the Jazz idiom and transcribe on a regular basis.

The following are links to articles regarding the SCPA Jazz ensemble being selected to take part in the prestigious 2016 Essentially Ellington Festival:

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2016/feb/29/oscars-lady-gaga-rivera-inside-out-biden-scpa/

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/nbcblk/san-diego-students-compete-essentially-ellington-jazz-competition-n568296

Awards

Essentially Ellington Finalist 2016
Best High School Jazz Ensemble  KSDS 88.3 CMEA Jazz Festival 2016
Unanimous Superior  Reno Jazz Festival, 2015
Best High School Jazz Ensemble  KSDS 88.3 CMEA Jazz Festival 2015
Unanimous Superior  Reno Jazz Festival, 2014
Best High School Jazz Ensemble  KSDS 88.3 CMEA Jazz Festival 2014
Unanimous Superior  Reno Jazz Festival, 2013
Best High School Jazz Ensemble  KSDS 88.3 CMEA Jazz Festival 2013