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The award winning Sandy Run Middle School Jazz Band, under the direction of Mr. Sean J. Kennedy, is a select group of 6th, 7th and 8th grade instrumentalists chosen by audition. The band rehearses every Friday during the advisory period. Besides the bi-annual outstanding school concerts, the band also performs at local community events including the Upper Dublin Education Foundation Scholarship Day at Dreshertowne Shop N' Bag, 5th Grade orientation, Sunrise Assisted Living and Ft. Washington Estates holiday concerts and even The Plymouth Meeting Mall.
The band has had the privilege of participating in master classes and workshops led by Grammy winning musicians from the Dave Matthews Band, James Brown, Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, The Beach Boys, Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen, Grover Washington Jr., Frank Zappa's Mothers of Invention, and Lynard Skynard just to name a few.
Last year the band travelled to the Lehigh Valley and participated in the High Note Festival, competing against bands from Pennsylvania, New York, Maryland, New Jersey and Delaware and were awarded the festival's top rating: superior.

SUMMER JAZZ CAMP



SRMS Band Policies
  1. All performances are required. A concert is a final exam! Students will be excused only in the event of illness/absence from school.
  2. Students are required to attend class. If you elect to participate in band, that means you are to attend every class. You are not excused to do makeup work or go to another activity. You are also not excused if you forget to bring your instrument to school. Each unexcused absence means a “0” . If you have a second unexcused absence, you will be referred for cutting class. After a third unexcused absence, you may be dropped from the class due to lack of participation.
  3. The grades for each class are as follows: on time, prepared with instrument and music folder—10 points; unexcused lateness or unprepared—7 points; unexcused absence, 0 points.
  4. If you lose your folder, you need to tell your teacher before the next band class. We cannot pull music out for you to use while there are over 50 other students waiting to begin class.
  5. All cases must be labeled with your full name.

Jingle Bell Rock
Listen and play along here!



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JAZZ BAND AUDITIONS2014 - 2015

JAZZ BAND & ORCHESTRA at HIGH NOTE FESTIVAL 2012



SRMS JAZZ BAND @ SHOP 'N BAG 2012

JAZZ BAND & ORCHESTRA at MUSIC IN THE PARKS 2011



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Lead sheet of "C Jam Blues"

Play-along for "C Jam Blues"

Duke Ellington playing "C Jam Blues"

Oscar Peterson "C Jam Blues"