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December 4, 2023

TMS Jazz Band and Who Are They?

Are you interested in learning more about TMS’s Jazz Band? If so, read this article about our school’s fantastic jazz band!  Today we have interviewed two of our fellow students, Eliza Sanders and Ilter Erkin! 


Here is some information about Jazz! To get in, you have to do one year of Beginner band and after that, if you want to be in Jazz Band you are required to try out. Also, you do not have to use the same instrument you had in Beginner Band, you can switch.


 Here we have two 7th-grade students in our Jazz band!


What’s your name?

“Eliza Sanders!” 7th

“Ilter Erkin” 7th


What instrument do you play? 

“Trigger F Trombone!” (Eliza Sanders 7th)


“Electric Guitar” (Ilter Erkin 7th)


What do you like about being in a Jazz Band?

“Learning more about music!” (Eliza Sanders 7th)

“Being able to perform is cool” (Ilter Erkin 7th)   


What is the most challenging part of Jazz Band?

“Probably just trying to stay on the beat” (Eliza Sanders 7th)


“Learning the music is pretty hard” (Ilter Erkin 7th)


          Ilter Erkin 7th Grade                                   Eliza Sanders 7th Grade


As you can see, different students have different interests and opinions. Jazz Band, Concert Band, and Symphonic band continue to practice and work hard for the upcoming concerts they perform at school and even different places outside the campus walls. What are your thoughts on this class for your Advisement? Would you like to be the next student in the Jazz Band? Leave a comment!

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Addyson Garcia, Writer
Hi, my name is Addyson Garcia, I am in seventh grade. I love the beach and swimming. I have one brother, one sister, one dog and a lizard. I have played soccer my whole life and it's one of my favorite things to do. I also enjoy dancing for fun, one of my favorite styles of dance is Hip-Hop. My favorite thing to do at home is listen to music and my favorite thing to do out of the house is go to amusement parks.
Mia Holmes, Writer
Hi, I'm Mia Holmes! I am in 7th grade and this is my first year in Tms press! I joined TMS Press because I am very creative and love to write. I have 1 dog and 1 bunny. I love the beach and swimming. I am also a dancer and I have been dancing for 7 years.

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    Laila WilliamsOct 2, 2023 at 11:26 am


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    ZoeySep 26, 2023 at 7:16 pm

    Love the article. I’m in jazz band it is a lot of fun.