South River High School

Music Program Overview


2015 - 2016 Jazz Ensemble



Jazz Ensemble

The South River Jazz Ensemble is an extra-curricular activity designed to broaden the technical abilities of instrumental music students, as well as providing them with experience in the jazz idiom.  The Jazz Ensemble performs at both the winter and spring concerts, provides musical support for other cultural arts programs, and participates in county sponsored jazz festivals and clinics. 



Jazz Ensemble Attire

The Jazz Ensemble concert attire is as follows:


Female Students- cocktail dress (below the knees) or dress pants and nice blouse


Male Students- dress pants, dress shirt (question of tie to be reviewed)



In order to maintain a current library of jazz music, all jazz ensemble students will be assessed an activity fee.  Students who participate in multiple performing groups are only required to pay one activity fee per semester.


         Activity Fees:     $75 -   Fall activity fee due Oct. 1st

                                     $75 -   Spring activity fee due Feb. 15th


Due to the growing popularity and interest in this ensemble, membership in this band is by audition.  Positions will be open to students of all grade levels in all sections for the 2015-2016 academic year.  Students do NOT need to be enrolled in any other instrumental program (aka band, orchestra) to participate in our Jazz program.  STEM students are welcome and highly encouraged to take advantage of the after school jazz program.




Rehearsals for the 2015- 2016 academic year are on Tuesday afternoons, 5pm - 6:30pm.



Special Programs and Activities

We are in the process of planning several special events for the academic year.  Details will be forth coming.




For questions regarding the Jazz Ensemble, please contact Mr. Steve Fidyk at 410-956-5600 or by email at stevefidyk@gmail.com.