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.


2019 1st Place Reno – Jazz I

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!

2019-2020 Jazz Lineup

Jazz I

Alto 1 Trevor Secoda 12
Alto 2 Austin Dickens 11
Tenor 1 Matthew Sosa 12
Tenor 2 Yuzhou Zhang 11
Bari Chris Schumerth 12

Bone 1 Bryan Melendez 11
Bone 2 Annie Burke 12
Bone 3 David Peck 12
Bass Bone Joao Mejia 12

Lead Wes Sakoda 11
Jazz Kaitlyn Locke 12
Trumpet 3 Bryan Bergo 10
Trumpet 4 James Shields 12

Guitar Malia Guillen 12
Piano Sinclair Williams 12
Bass Aiden McDonnell 10
Drums Jack Durbin 11

Jazz II

Alto 1 Evan Sun 11
Alto 2 Brett Gibbons 10
Tenor 1 Samantha Jochum 10
Tenor 2 Zak Ortiz 10
Bari Colson Whiting 12

Bone 1 AJ Le Sieur 11
Bone 2 Tristan Armstrong 12
Bone 3 Carter Topel 11
Bass Russell Williams 10

Lead Jason Robles 10
Trumpet 2 Robert Espinoza 11
Trumpet 3 Noah Finn 11
Trumpet 4 Nick Slate 11
Trumpet 5 Connor Lovitt 11

Piano Nicholas Ricchio 11
Bass Zeke Schultz 10
Drums Anthony Trapolino 11


Jazz III

Alto 1 Hexum Moffett 10
Alto 2 Alexander McCarthy 9
Tenor 1 Braden Retz 9
Tenor 2 Makenna Snyder 9
Bari Maddi Carrigg 10

Bone 1 Ethan Trapolino 9
Bone 2 Corinna Gaudette 11
Bone 3 Joshua Rehm 11
Bone 4 Thomas Shields 10

Lead Noah Seward 9
Trumpet 2 Abby Hidalgo 10
Trumpet 3 Lacy Burke 9

Piano Trevor Secoda 12
Piano Oliver Peterson 9
Bass Malia Guillien 12
Bass Myles Schroeder 9
Drums Trent Gersbacher 12