Carroll College, Helena Montana
Jazz Combo

Jazz Band


Jazz Band (MUS 231-232) is dedicated to building a repertoire of jazz standards and developing skills in jazz improvisation.  The band performs each semester for events both on and off campus.  Jazz Band is offered for one credit and is open by audition to students who have experience playing an instrument, including flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, guitar, bass, piano, and drums.  Previous jazz experience is helpful but not a prerequisite.  With the exception of piano and drums, musicians in the Jazz Band provide their own instruments.   Rehearsals are Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3:45-5:00 p.m.  Scholarships are available by audition only.  Auditions will include a prepared piece of the student's choice, sight-reading, and improvisation.  For more information or to schedule an audition, contact Dr. Lynn L. Petersen.

Fall Concert, December 9, 2014

The Carroll College Jazz Band will present its Fall concert in the Carroll Theatre on Tuesday, December 9, 2014, at 7:30 p.m.  Sixteen Carroll students and guests led by Dr. Lynn Petersen will perform a variety of popular and jazz standards.  The program will include Miles Davis' All Blues, Chick Corea's Spain, Bobby Timmons' Moanin', Sammy Nestico's Katy, and Mongo Santamaria's Afro Blue.  Vocalists with join the band on Mr. Zoot Suit, On Broadway, Sway, You've Got a Friend in Me from "Toy Story," and the holiday classic Santa Baby.  A Dixieland combo will perform Wolverine Blues.  Free admission.  Call (406) 447-4303 for more information.

Spring 2015 Jazz Band Auditions

Students may audition for the Carroll College Jazz Band for Spring Semester 2015.  We are always looking for new members!  Contact Dr. Lynn Petersen at (406) 447-4303 or for more information or to set up an audition time.  Past members interested in taking Jazz Band again should contact Dr. Petersen for a registration card.

Photos from Spring 2012 Concerts


Spring 2015 Auditions

To schedule an audition for Jazz Band contact Dr. Petersen at (406) 447-4303 or

Cube Concert, Fall 2014 - TBA

As a preview of their Fall Concert, the Jazz Band performs a variety of big band and combo selections in the Carroll Campus Center (Cube).  Free admission.