There are two performing jazz bands at LBJ/LASA High Schools, one meets during the school day and the other meets after school. LBJ jazz bands have won numerous awards at jazz competitions and festivals, including the Hill Country Jazz Festival, the UT Jazz Festival, the Temple Jazz Festival, the Tarleton State Jazz Festival and the TCU Jazz Festival. Balancing academics and performance, the Jazz band students provide an outstanding level of commitment to keep these bands sounding great! The jazz bands regularly perform more than ten gigs per year:

  • Capital City Marching Festival
  • National education conferences
  • Local educator group invitations
  • City of Austin events
  • Lunchtime performances
  • Elementary and Middle school tours
  • AISD Jazz and Pops Concert
  • Private functions

Auditioning for Jazz Band (dates to be announced)

To become a member of the jazz bands, students must audition. Entrance in the jazz band class is competitive. Students who do well in this audition, usually will be placed into the class. However, depending on the number of students auditioning, schedule flexibility and other factors , Stage Band may be the best group for them. This band rehearses once a week on starting in early November, until mid-May.


Audition Music

Please read this document for specific instructions for each instrument.

Etude #1

Shiny Stockings

Stop Time Blues

Have You Met Miss Jones (Drums Only)

Contact Mr. Ponder East

ponder.east@austinisd.org(512) 414-7013(512) 663-9215