Buchser Middle School Jazz Band
Santa Clara | Director: David Anderson
The Award-Winning Buchser Jazz Band comprises 35 students in the 6th, 7th, & 8th grade who study music under their director and music teacher, Mr. David Ladd Anderson, (Mr. A) at Buchser Middle School in Santa Clara, California. The band has continuously received the highest marks at every Jazz Festival that they have entered in the past 20 years. The Buchser Jazz Band performs Big Band Jazz, Blues, Pop, Swing, and Latin-Jazz music at a very high level. More than 100 of the band's alumni are studying music, teaching music, and playing music as professionals. Buchser Alumni are playing in the "Tonight Show Band," Smokey Robinson's Band, Carlos Santana's Band, and many college, high school, and professional bands and combos around the country.
Lincoln High School Jazz Band
San Jose | Director: Mike Gomez
Jazz Band is an advanced ensemble that plays a wide variety of jazz repertoire. This ensemble often travels throughout the community to perform and has been adjudicated at various festivals in the California area. It is a select auditioned group that consists of the standard big band instrumentation. Emphasis is placed on different jazz styles, performing and improvising as a soloist, and playing and blending with the group.