Jazz Ensembles

With entertaining and powerful performances, the Esperanza Jazz Bands consistently are recognized as being near the top of all high school jazz bands in the region. Esperanza has three high performing and exciting big bands, with all bands scoring and placing near the top in annual competitions and festivals. The Esperanza Jazz I band has played at such prestigious events as the Essentially Ellington Competition at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City, The Charles Mingus High School Competition at Manhattan School of Music in New York City, The Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl,  and The Monterey Jazz Festival in Monterey, CA!

The Esperanza Jazz Bands and Combos have been regular performers at the Western States Jazz Festival, the Irvine Jazz Festival, the Fullerton College Jazz Festival, and the prestigious Reno Jazz Festival in Reno, Nevada!

Come see the bands and combos at local festivals, school concerts and other venues throughout the year. Check the calendar for dates and times.


Jazz I – Reno, 2016

Jazz Band Dress Code:

Jazz I – Black Suit, Black Shirt, Red-Based Tie, Black Socks!

Jazz II – Black Suit, White Shirt, Red-Based Tie, Black Socks!

Jazz III – Black Suit, White Shirt, Black Tie, Black Socks!

2018-2019 Jazz Lineup

Jazz I

Alto 1 Trevor Secoda 11
Alto 2 Austin Dickens 10
Tenor 1 Nick Moore 12
Tenor 2 Yuzhou Zhang 10
Bari Colin Wu 12

Bone 1 Bryan Melendez 10
Bone 2 Annie Burke 11
Bone 3 David Peck 11
Bass Bone Joao Mejia 11

Lead Wes Sakoda 10
Jazz Kaitlyn Locke 11
Trumpet 3 Catie Mullner 12
Trumpet 4 James Shields 11
Trumpet 5 Noah Finn 10

Guitar Malia Guillen 11
Piano Sinclair Williams 11
Bass Sean Galligar 12
Drums Jack Durbin 10
Vibes/Aux Nakul Rao 12

Jazz II

Alto 1 Ben Tecker 12
Alto 2 Brian Kamaly 12/Evan Sun 10
Tenor 1 Matthew Sosa 11
Tenor 2 Kristin Hanley/Emily Macedo
Bari Christopher Schumerth 11

Bone 1 AJ Le Sieur 11
Bone 2 Tristan Armstrong 11
Bass Kade Martinez 12

Lead Jason Robles 10
Jazz Bryan Bergo 9
Trumpet 3 Nick Slate 10
Trumpet 4 Robert Espinoza 10

Piano Rylee Allen 12
Bass Aiden McDonald 9
Drums Trent Gersbacher 11


Jazz III

Alto 1 Julie Chan 9
Alto 2 Brett Gibbons 9/Hexum Moffett 9
Tenor 1 Zak Ortiz 9
Tenor 2 Samantha Jochum 9
Bari Colson Whiting 11

Bone 1 Carter Topel 10
Bone 2 Russell Williams 9

Lead Jack Rivera 9
Trumpet 2 Cole Wiseman 12
Trumpet 3 Connor Lovitt 10
Trumpet 4 Abby Hidalgo 9

Piano Nick Ricchio 10
Piano Zeke Schultz 9
Bass Nick Moore 12
Drums Andrew Fischer 9
Drums Anthony Trapolino 10