What is Jazz Band?
Jazz Band is one part of a comprehensive music program at Memorial High School. The Eau Claire Memorial Jazz Program began as a stage band in the late 60’s. The Memorial Jazz Program has grown over the years to including three big bands and various jazz combos. The Memorial jazz program performs regular concerts, community events, and jazz festivals in Eau Claire and beyond. The jazz program focuses on developing an authentic style, improvisation, and appreciation for jazz music. The Memorial jazz program seeks to inspire students through student performances, attending numerous jazz festivals, and hosting clinicians throughout the school year. Mr. Domeyer directs all jazz ensembles at Memorial High School.
This band is made up of freshman and
sophomores. The students meet every
other morning at 6:30 for Early Bird.
Jazz III participates in the UW-EC Jazz
Festival and sometimes travels with
the entire Jazz program.
This audition band consists of
sophomores, juniors, and seniors.
Students in Jazz II are invited to participate at the UW-EC Jazz Festival and
other jazz competitions. This is also
an Early Bird class, meeting opposite
Becoming a member of this audition
band is a top honor in the MHS jazz
band program. Jazz I, consisting of
mostly juniors and seniors, meets
every day and participates in the
UWEC Jazz Festival and other jazz
competitions in Wisconsin and