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.

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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!

2020-2021 Jazz Lineup

Jazz I

Alto 1 Austin Dickens 12
Alto 2 Evan Sun 12
Tenor 1 Leo Zhang 12
Tenor 2 Samantha Jochum 11
Bari Maddi Carrigg 11

Bone 1 Bryan Melendez 12
Bone 2 Carter Topel 12
Bone 3 Ethan Trapolino 10
Bass Bone Russell Williams 11

Lead Wes Sakoda 12
Trumpet 2 Bryan Bergo 11
Trumpet 3 Robert Espinoza 12
Trumpet 4 Nick Slate 12

Vibes Anthony Trapolino 12
Piano Nick Ricchio 12
Bass Zeke Schultz 11
Drums Jack Durbin 12

Jazz II

Alto 1 Brett Gibbons 11
Alto 2 Hexum Moffett 11
Tenor 1 Zachary Ortiz 11
Tenor 2 Jacob Rudd 9
Bari Michael Lucy 10

Bone 1 Kayla Armstrong 9
Bone 2 Ethan Melendez 9
Bone 3 Cori Gaudette 12
Bass 

Split Lead/Trumpet 3 Jason Robles 12
Trumpet 2 Connor Lovitt 12
Trumpet 3/Split Lead Emily Sun 9
Trumpet 4 Abigail Hidalgo 11

Piano Zeke Schultz 11
Bass Aiden McDonnell 11
Drums Meghan Paik 9
Guitar Ethan Aniceto 10

Jazz III

Alto 1 Emma Beelner 9
Alto 2 Faith Doan 9
Tenor 1 McKenna Snyder 11
Tenor 2 Braden Retz 10/Nate Bridges 10
Bari Zachary Ortiz 11

Bone 1 Joshua Rehm 12
Bone 2 Alex Gallego 11
Bone 3 Thomas Shields 11

Lead Noah Finn 12
Trumpet 2 Noah Seward 10
Trumpet 3 Lacy Burke 10
Trumpet 4 Jackson Allen 9

Piano Oliver Peterson 10
Piano Joshua Rosenthal 10
Bass Dillon Corona 10
Drums Noah Currier 9