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Mike Pote, Jazz Ensemble I director, leads Jazz Ensemble I in warm-up before a performance. According to Pote, the next concert for Jazz Ensemble will be Jazz a la Mode, a concert at CHS where the performance room is set up to look like a jazz nightclub and the audience eats pie with ice cream. PHOTO // KATIE LONG

Jazz Ensemble prepares for Jazz a la Mode concerts from April 21 to 23

Beats March 31, 2016

After the Jazz Expressions concert on March 22, Mike Pote, Jazz Ensemble I director, said the four CHS jazz ensembles are currently preparing for the Jazz a la Mode concerts, which take place from April...

avier Searle, trumpet player for Jazz Ensemble 1 and junior, warms up in a practice room. Searle said he participates in Jazz Ensemble because he aspires to be a jazz trumpet player when he grows up. PHOTO// KATIE LONG

Jazz Ensemble decides on guest artist for upcoming Jazz Expressions concert

Beats February 18, 2016

According to Mike Pote, director of Jazz Ensemble 1, Rob Dixon, an Indianapolis-area saxophone player, will be the guest artist for the Jazz Expressions concert. To prepare for the concert, Xavier Searle,...

Alex Fleig, Jazz I Ensemble trumpet player and senior, assembles his trumpet in the band storage room. Fleig said his favorite Jazz Ensemble event is Jazz a la Mode. PHOTO/ KATIE LONG

Jazz Ensemble continues to prepare for Jazz Expressions concert on March

Beats February 1, 2016

According to Mike Pote, the director of Jazz Ensemble I, Jazz Ensemble is currently preparing for the Jazz Expressions concert. Jazz Expressions is Jazz Ensemble’s first concert of the year and is on...

Alex Fleig, Jazz I Ensemble trumpet player and senior, assembles his trumpet in the band room. Fleig said he enjoys Jazz Ensemble because he likes the jazz style and the musical opportunities such as soloing. PHOTO/ KATIE LONG

Jazz Ensemble continues rehearsals, prepares for upcoming performances

Beats January 11, 2016

According to Mike Pote, director of Jazz Ensemble I, rehearsals for Jazz Ensemble, which began in late November after auditions, have started again after Winter Break. “(Practices are) going well,”...

Jazz Ensemble continues auditions until Nov. 19, results to come out shortly after

Beats November 18, 2015

Jazz Ensemble auditions, which started on Nov. 17, will continue until Nov. 19 in three sessions that last from 7 to 7:40 a.m, according to Mike Pote, director of Jazz Ensemble I. Pote said he has...

Xavier Searle, Jazz Ensemble II trumpet player and sophomore, examines his trumpet in the band room. Searle said he looks forward to Jazz a la Mode because he performs for three nights. KATHERINE LONG/PHOTO

Jazz Ensemble to host Jazz a la Mode from April 23 to 25

Beats April 20, 2015

From April 23 to 25, Jazz Ensemble will host Jazz a la Mode, an annual concert in the band room where the setting resembles a New York jazz nightclub. Tickets can be purchased at the door or online. According...

Jazz Bands prepare for Jazz Expressions concert on March 20

Jazz Bands prepare for Jazz Expressions concert on March 20

Beats March 17, 2015

On March 20 in the CHS auditorium, Jazz Ensemble will host its annual concert Jazz Expressions. The event will begin at 7 p.m. and all four jazz ensembles as well as Carmel Middle School’s jazz ensemble...

Max Dunn, trumpet player and sophomore, examines his audition piece, an excerpt from Blues for Alice by Charlie Parker. According to Dunn, he auditions for Jazz Ensemble because jazz is his favorite type of music to play. KATIE LONG/PHOTO

Jazz Ensemble hosts auditions Nov. 18 to 20, practices to begin Nov. 24

Beats November 18, 2014

According to Mike Pote, director of Jazz Ensemble I, Jazz Ensemble started to host auditions Nov. 18. Auditions will last until Nov. 20 and the directors will post the results in Room P105. Jazz Ensemble...

Jazz Ensemble holds auditions on Oct. 28, 30

Beats October 26, 2013

Jazz Ensemble will hold auditions on Oct. 28, 30. According to band director Mike Pote, there will be five judges: Pote, associate band director Andy Cook, associate band director Chris Kreke, associate...

Jazz Ensemble to hold auditions on Sept. 23 and 25

Beats September 23, 2013

 Jazz Ensemble is holding auditions in the band room on Sept. 23 and 25, and all people auditioning will play “Peri’s Scope” by Bill Evans, according to Mike Pote, the director of Jazz Ensemble. “Everybody...

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