Jazz Band

  • The SHHS Jazz Ensemble is a group skilled in the art of jazz and improvisation. They perform throughout the year at major festivals around Southern California, consistently placing high in their division. In April the Ensemble travels to Reno, Nevada where they compete at the Reno Jazz Festival, the largest jazz festival in the United States. In 2012 the Jazz Ensemble gave a very strong performance, placing 5th among some of the best jazz competitors from throughout the Western United States.

    Jazz Ensemble is a performing ensemble consisting of saxophones (alto, tenor, baritone), trombones, trumpets, percussion (piano, drums), guitar and bass. The SHHS Jazz Band is under the direction of Mr. Mike Wooten. He has earned a reputation for excellence, both on a state and national level.  The Jazz Band is made up of selected musicians in ninth through twelfth grades.  Membership is open to SHHS band students by audition only.

    Awards and Achievements:

    2015 Mt. San Antonio College Jazz Festival

    1st Place Advanced Division

    2015 Reno Jazz Festival

    6th Place

    2015 Western States Jazz Festival

    3rd Place

Jazz for Hire

  • The South Hills High School Jazz Ensemble is available to perform for both private and public functions in our community. Do something different for your next event while supporting a top-notch local music program. Proceeds will be used by the South Hills Band Booster to support the South Hills High School Music Program. The South Hills Band Boosters is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization and all donations for the bands’ services are tax-deductible.

    This multi-award-winning group will add a unique level of flair and excitement to any gathering and has performed at professional conferences, open-air markets, festivals and schools all over Southern California. The SHHS Jazz Ensemble is also a regular participant and award winner at the Reno Jazz Festival held each year in Reno, NV – considered one of the best of its kind in the world and lauded by the San Francisco Chronicle as “Showcasing Music’s Future.” Your guests are guaranteed to be impressed with the talent of these young musicians.

    So, bring the joy of live music to any special event and do something different while helping to support the South Hills High School Music Program!

    For more information and pricing, please contact our Band Director Mr. Mike Wooten for a discussion of your needs. Send an e-mail with your name, contact information, and your requirements


    Thank you for your interest in South Hills High School Music Program !!!