The All City Jazz Ensemble is funded through Sioux Falls Jazz & Blues (SFJB) and began in 2000. All City Jazz Ensemble is comprised of the best Sioux Falls student jazz musicians. The students participating were elected by their school’s band director and are broken into two groups: All City High School Jazz Ensemble and All City Middle School Jazz Ensemble.
The All City High School Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Paul Schilf, Director of Jazz at Augustana College, rehearses for five-six weeks prior to a wonderful performance in Fall. The All City Middle School Jazz Ensemble, directed by Mark Isackson, assistant professor of music at Augustana College, rehearses in the Spring for five-six weeks as well prior to their performance.
SFJB’s Educational Fund provides supplemental music education opportunities to the youth in the Sioux Falls community. A JazzFest Jazz Camp Scholarship for an amount of $300 is awarded to one high school ensemble participant and one middle school ensemble participant. This scholarship allows students to further their musical studies at the annual summer band camp!
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