The Esquimalt Junior Jazz Band is an introduction to big band jazz performance at the high school level. This is achieved through performance of quality big band jazz repertoire in a variety of styles: Funk, Swing, Latin, Rock, Shuffle, Ballad and more! This ensemble meets Monday and Thursday morning at 7am and is comprised of students from Grades 9/10 respectively. The Esquimalt Jr. Jazz band is proud to participate in the annual West Coast Jazz Festival with students and the ensemble receiving high praise and awards along with consecutive invitations to Nationals. In order to provide an even broader musical experience, all Jazz Band students are required to rehearse and perform with the Esquimalt Concert Band.