Tarleton State University Bands
There are two Jazz Ensembles at Tarleton, both directed by Greg Ball Jazz Ensemble I is the premier jazz group on campus and plays music from Ellington and Basie to Schneider and Mintzer. The goal is to perform a wide variety of styles at the professional level. Under Mr. Ball’s direction the band has traveled to England, Ireland, the Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland and Kansas. Performances include the Bull’s Head Pub (London), Busker Brown’s (Galway), the Reduta Jazz Club (Prague), the Vienna Jazz Festival, the Montreux Jazz Festival and the Wichita Jazz Festival. The band has also recorded two CD’s, Big Bad Band and Whisper Not.
Jazz Ensemble II was created to give those students developing their jazz skills an opportunity to perform. The ensemble also gives beginning jazz students the opportunity to learn jazz. The music ranges from educational to professional level charts. Many students join the band on a secondary instrument and it is more geared towards music education majors who would like to receive experience rehearsing the band.
2011-2012 Concert Season
Thursday, October 6 7:30pm Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center Theater
Jazz Classics at the Clyde Miles, Monk, Bird, Ellington, Mingus and more!
Sunday, October 23 2:00pm Landon Center Lawn, Granbury
Jazz on the Green
Bring a blanket and a picnic and enjoy an afternoon of great jazz.
Thursday, December 1 7:30pm Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center Theater
Radiohead and other heads
Jazz Ensembles I & II play music of the rock group and more
Thursday, February 16 7:30pm Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center Auditorium
Jazz Ensembles I & II in concert!
Saturday, March 24 7:30pm Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center Auditorium
Tarleton Jazz Festival Concert
Monday, April 16 7:30pm Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center Auditorium
Tarleton Jazz Ensemble II and Symphonic Band in concert
Tuesday, April 17 7:30pm Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center Auditorium
Swing Into Spring with the Tarleton Jazz Ensemble I