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CMS Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Collective

date 9/25/2020

This year there will be two jazz ensembles Chenery Middle school: the Jazz Ensemble and the Jazz Collective.  

The Jazz Ensemble will consist of the following instrumentation with one student per part: 

  • 5 Saxophones 
  • 4 Trombones
  • 4 or 5 Trumpets 
  • Piano
  • Guitar
  • Bass
  • Drums


​Rehearsals will be held on Thursdays from 2:30 to 4:00, remotely until further notice.

Students will be accepted into the ensemble through an audition process. Auditions will take place on Thursday, October 8th starting at 2:45 via Google Meet.  

You can sign up for auditions by clicking on the following link:   CMS Jazz Ensemble Auditions.  The deadline to sign up is Wednesday, September 30th.  For the audition requirements, please download the following document:  CMS Jazz Ensemble Audition Requirements.


The Jazz Collective is open to any student who is brand new to jazz or continuing their development in jazz.  All instruments from either Band or Orchestra as well as vocalists are able to participate in the Jazz Collective.

Rehearsals will be held on Thursdays from 2:30 to 3:30, remotely until further notice.  This group’s philosophy will be to introduce this exciting, uniquely American style of music to the player with a focus on blues and traditional jazz. You can sign up for the Jazz Collective on the following link:  CMS Jazz Collective Sign-ups.

Participation in either the CMS Jazz Ensemble or Jazz Collective requires payment of the CMS After-School Activities Activities Fee ($150). You can pay the fee online or apply for a fee waiver here: https://www.belmont.k12.ma.us/bps/fpa/Registration

For questions, feel free to contact Mr. Gable or Ms. Viscardi at any point.  We look forward to meeting all of you.


Mr. Gable and Ms. Viscardi