Jazz Band

The Gaither High School Jazz Band became part of the daily curriculum during the 2007-08 school year.  Before 2007, the jazz band was strictly an after-school ensemble that met a few days a week.  During the 2007-08 school year, a second jazz band was created after school consisting mostly of freshmen and sophomores.  This ensemble performs at concerts and FBA District & State MPA.  Some notable performances for the Jazz Bands include:

School District of Hillsborough County Teacher of Year Banquet in 2006, 2007 and 2008

Florida Superintendants Meeting in 2006

FBA District Jazz MPA: 2005 (Excellent), 2006 (Superior), 2007 (Superior), 2008 (Superior – Jazz I, Excellent – Jazz II), 2009 (Superior – Jazz I, Superior – Jazz II), 2010 (Superior – Jazz I, Excellent – Jazz II), 2011 (Superior Jazz I, Excellent Jazz II), 2012 (Superior Jazz I, Excellent Jazz II), 2013 (Superior Jazz I, Excellent Jazz II), 2014 (Superior Jazz I, Excellent Jazz II, Excellent Jazz III)

FBA State Jazz MPA: 2007 (Excellent), 2010 (Excellent), 2013 (Excellent), 2014 (Superior – 1st in school history)

Lakeside Jazz Festival (Port Orange, FL): 2011 (Jazz I Superior, most oustanding trumpet section), 2014 (Jazz I)


If you would like to hire the Jazz Band I to perform at your event, please contact the Band office at 813-975-7340 x266