Jazz Band

The Park Hill Jazz Band is under the direction of Mr. Hascall.  Jazz I meets during the school day.  Through the years, the jazz program at Park Hill has enjoyed an outstanding reputation. 

                Emphasis in the jazz curriculum focuses on two areas: ensemble performance and solo improvisation.  While a student might not feel comfortable improvising, the knowledge with which to do so will be taught as a part of the course.  Improvisation will be encouraged, but not required. 

Membership in one of the PHHS concert bands is critical for all wind players and percussionists in the Jazz Band.  Students in the Jazz Band are eligible for and encouraged to audition for the All-District and All-State Jazz Bands.  Participation in all performances by all members of the ensemble is required.