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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 per semester and is open by audition.  Rehearsals are Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3:45-5:00 p.m.  Scholarships are available by audition only.  For more information contact Dr. Lynn L. Petersen.

Fall Concert, November 19 and December 8

The Carroll College Department of Fine Arts presents the Jazz Band in its Fall Concert, “Jazz Gems,” on Thursday, November 19, 2015, at 4:00 p.m. in the Campus Center, and on Tuesday, December 8, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. in the Carroll Theatre.  The program will feature several transcribed arrangements of classic recordings, such as L-O-V-E (Natalie Cole), Anything Goes (Frank Sinatra), With Plenty of Money and You (Tony Bennett), and Art Pepper’s renditions of Anthropology and Walkin’ Shoes.  The band will also perform Ellington/Strayhorn’s Agra for baritone sax, the funk tune Absoludicrous by Gordon Goodwin, Lee Morgan’s Sidewinder, Sam Jones’ Unit 7, and the Gershwins’ Nice Work If You Can Get It.  The program will also include a swing version of White Christmas with vocalists.  Free admission.  Call (406) 447-4303 for more information.

Photos from Fall 2014 Concert

Jazz ConcertThe Carroll College Jazz Band presented its Fall concert, "Beats," in the Carroll Theatre on December 9, 2014.


See photos from the Fall 2014 Concert

Spring 2016 Jazz Band Auditions

Students may audition now for the Jazz Band for Spring Semester 2016.  Contact Dr. Lynn Petersen at (406) 447-4303 or