Hastings High School Choirs
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Vocal Jazz is a small ensemble that specializes in jazz standards, swing, folk songs arranged with jazz characteristics, and other music drawn from pop, country, R & B, and alternative styles. The group sings with individual microphones either a cappella or accompanied by a small combo. The size of this mixed ensemble is somewhere between 8 and 14 singers who practice twice per week and sing at all choir concerts throughout the school year. They can also be seen performing out in the community especially around the holidays. In April of every year, the Vocal Jazz Ensemble together with the Jazz Band puts on an event called, A Night at the Jazz Club, celebrating national jazz month. This event simulates a real jazz club venue complete with candle light and desserts and coffee. Auditions for Vocal Jazz are held the last week of the school year. All grade levels are encouraged to audition.