5 Star Jazz Band members who made the 2011 All District Jazz Band
KC Metro/Liberty School Districts
- Gold Jazz Band -
Matt Clinkenbeard - Guitar
Galen Dods - 3rd Trombone
Mitch Oberhelman - 1st Trombone
Joshua Shope - 2nd Trombone
Logan Smith - 2st Tenor, Bari
- Blue Jazz Band -
Alex Carlisle - 3rd Trumpet
Matt Cook - 1st Trumpet
Sam Riley - 1st Alto
Nick Smith - Bass
Kearney School District
Jeff Seba - Drums
Kansas City's Youth Bringin' Back the Sounds of Big Band, Swing, and Jazz
:: Rehearsal this Sunday (19th) is CANCELLED. One rehearsal left until our upcoming full band "Tribute to the Troops" performance May 18th at Riverstone Retirement Community HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED for May 27th. Check out the Events page for updated combo and full band performances. Also, the band is looking for a bassist, drummer, lead trumpets and trombones after our graduates leave this Spring - spread the word!
5 Star Jazz Band is a non-profit community band dedicated to providing Kansas City's top young musicians, age 12-21, the unique opportunity to perform in a professional-caliber jazz ensemble. Performances are scheduled year round throughout the metropolitan area, from local community, charity, and holiday events to professional venues such as KC Riverfest, Italian Festival, and our bi-annual "Tribute to the Troops" at Barnes and Noble Bookstore in Zona Rosa.
Our high-energy repetoire of over 100+ charts includes Big Band, Swing, Jazz, Blues, Funk and Latin styles. Rehersals are Wednesday nights and Sunday afternoons at the First Christian Church of North Kansas City. Participation is audition based. All members are encouraged to participate in their school band programs. Contact us any time to learn more, schedule a gig, or sign up to come play!
Membership in 5 Star Jazz Band is open open to students age 12-21, and tuition free. We encourage those who are interested in joining, to come sit in and play with the band at an upcoming rehearsal. There is a one-time uniform fee of $60.00.
First Christian Church of North Kansas City