jazz band hero.jpg

Children & Family, Adults, Teens, Happenings, Late Nights, Music at the Museum

Cave Spring Jazz Bands

Friday, February 01, 2019

6:00pm - 7:45pm

Come out for a night of music at the museum! Cave Spring Jazz Bands will fill the atrium with music in two 45 minute performances, beginning at 6pm and 7pm. Free and open to the public!

Jazz Band A day pic

Jazz Band B Day pic

About the Cave Spring Jazz Bands:
The Jazz Bands at Cave Spring high school have evolved into a dominant performance ensemble. The diversity and artistry students gain from this class gives them access to performing different styles of music, from big band to funk to rock and beyond. Students are also able to engage in soloing opportunities many are eager to experience. The Jazz band classes are comprised of students in combined ensembles of upperclassmen working with newcomers. This is a wonderful component of our program and can be seen performing many times through-out the school year.

Believed to be our most important contribution to our jazz program is our artist-in-residence opportunities. We bring in guest artists that are some of the top in their field and are considered ""educator-musicians.” These individuals bring experience and knowledge to our rehearsals and our students are able to perform along with these outstanding performers as they, the artists work with the bands and soloists for their upcoming concert.

Here are some of the artists we have had the pleasure to work with:

John D'earth, Trumpet Universtiy of Virginia, Upcoming 2019
Greg Moody, Saxophone, Staunton, Virginia, 2018
Dr. Chris Magee, Trumpet University of Lynchburg, 2018
Sherrie Maricle, Drummer, DIVA Jazz Ensemble 2018
Chris Vadala, Saxophone, University of Maryland 2017
Dr. Dayl Burnett, Trombone, Radford University 2017
Rick Simerly, Trombone, 2016
Brandon Lee, Trumpet University of North Carolina at Greensboro 2015
Chad Eby, Tenor University of North Carolina at Greensboro 2014
Jon Metzger, Vibes Elon University 2013
Rick Simerly, Trombone Milligan College 2012
Radford University Jazz faculty 2011
Keenan McKenzie's Jazz Quintet 2010
Roanoke Jazz Guest Artists 2009
David Wiley, Roanoke Symphony, 2008
Radford University Jazz Ensemble 2007
Old Timers Jazz Ensemble 2006