Middle School Honor Jazz Combo Day

The “Honor Jazz Combo” is based on the “Honor Band” idea. Directors will nominate their top middle school jazz students from their home jazz bands to participate through an online form.


Nominations are due, Friday, September 20, 2019.

Dates & Host Sites:

Friday, Oct. 11: NW – Bishop Heelen High School, Sioux City (James Kunz)

Monday, Oct. 28: SC - Waukee Middle School, Waukee (Mary Crandell)

Monday, Oct 28: NE – Vernon Middle School, Marion (David Anderson)

Start Time: 1:00pm


12:45 = Arrival/Registration/Name Tags/Equipment Area

1:00 = Like Instrument Coaching (6 different rooms)

2:00 = BREAK

2:10 = Combo Coaching (Students from participating schools intermixed per combo)

3:00 = BREAK

3:10 = Everyone Meet in Band room for coaches “jam”

3:30 = Combo Coaching

4:45 = Break before culminating performance

5:00 = Combo Performances In Band Room

Participating Directors = Fill out ONE google nomination form for EACH STUDENT. This information will dictate the combo groups. (Similar to the Aebersold Jazz Camp.)

We are hoping that this program will positively serve our jazz students and in turn, enhance our middle school jazz programs in a sustainable and meaningful way.

Please email questions / concerns to:

Thank you for your support!

Mary Crandell
JEI Past-President
Organizer, HJCD