An auditioned premiere Big Band playing advanced jazz music. Rehearsals are after school on Tuesdays.
An auditioned Big Band ensemble playing medium to advanced jazz charts. Rehearsals are after school on Tuesdays.
Year 9 Big Band
An 'in class' jazz band learning the foundations of ensemble playing, beginner to intermediate level. Students are selected for this class prior to the start of the school year and tutor groups are created accordingly. This class forms part of the Year 9 Core Music Course.
Junior Jazz Orchestra
A jazz band consolidating the foundations of ensemble playing learnt at intermediate level. This group rehearses for one period each week and although it is comprised mainly of Year 9 and 10 students, musicians from any level in the school are encouraged to join.
Rangitoto College currently has seven Jazz Combos. These are small auditioned ensembles catering to advanced junior and senior musicians who wish to extend their involvement in jazz music and learn the art of improvisation to a high level. Rehearsals are on Wednesdays during school time.