Jazz Band

The Fossil Ridge High School Jazz Band offers students an opportunity to enrich their musical education by exploring various genres within the great American art form of jazz. These genres include blues, swing, bebop, funk, latin jazz, and more. Additionally, Jazz Band students explore the harmonic vocabulary embedded within the music, opening the door to improvisation, the pinnacle of jazz musicianship. The ensemble performs publicly numerous times from the Winter Concert to the Spring Concert, typically including one festival per year such as Denton Arts & Jazz, the Denton High School Jazz Festival, or a local college festival.