Southern Regional Jazz
For over forty years, the Southern Regional School District, located at the Jersey shore, has taught their students "America's classical music," JAZZ. The program has a Middle School Jazz Ensemble, a High School Jazz Band, and a High School Jazz Ensemble. Musicians have the opportunity to play jazz oriented music appropriate for their current musical development and are encouraged to listen to music in the jazz idiom. Students are also encouraged to learn improvisation techniques through private lessons and class study with guest clinicians. The SRSD Music Department sponsors an annual jazz festival and their jazz bands travel throughout New Jersey to play at state and school sponsored competitions, festivals and concerts.