NBHS Jazz Band
This ensemble is the only competitive jazz ensemble at the High School. Membership is based on an audition. Aside from playing ability, Mr. Eckert will consider attitude, participation, and instrumentation needs when determining membership in the group. This group will be primarily composed of students in grades 10-12.
The Jazz Ensemble meets during the school day as a scheduled class and performs at the holiday, winter, and spring band concerts. Ensemble members have the opportunity to participate in the TMEA All-Region Jazz process as well as performing at jazz and music festivals in the spring semester.
NGC Jazz Band
This ensemble is based at the Ninth Grade Center and serves as a prerequisite for the High School Jazz Band. This ensemble meets outside of the school day, and teaches jazz fundamentals. NGC Jazz performs at the NBHS Night of Jazz concert alongside the NBHS Jazz Band.