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Jazz I


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Jazz I


About

Jazz I

Los Alamitos High School Jazz I is recognized as one of the top jazz ensembles in the region. This group focuses on traditional and modern jazz compositions as well as music theory, music history, and improvisation. 

Performances include the annual winter and spring concerts, All-District Festival, Southern California Jazz festivals, Monterey NGJ Festival, Reno Jazz Festival, and various community performances.  Students are also involved in small group jazz combos at this particular level. Placement in to this ensemble is through audition only. 

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Jazz II


Jazz II


About

Jazz II

Los Alamitos High School Jazz II is an advanced jazz ensemble which focusses on traditional and modern jazz compositions as well as music theory, music history, and improvisation.  

Performances include the annual winter and spring concerts, All-District Festival, Southern California Jazz festivals, Reno Jazz Festival, and various community performances.  Students are also involved in small group jazz combos at this particular level.

Placement in to this ensemble is through audition only.

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Jazz III


Jazz III


About

Jazz III

Los Alamitos High School Jazz III is a high school intermediate jazz ensemble which focusses on traditional and modern jazz compositions as well as music theory, music history, and improvisation. 

Performances include the annual winter and spring concerts, All-District Festival, Southern California Jazz festivals.  Students are also involved in small group jazz combos at this particular level. Jazz III is open to all students enrolled to Los Alamitos High School. No audition is required.

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Events


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Staff


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Justin Padilla

Director of Jazz & Orchestra

Justin Padilla is a locally respected saxophone authority, clinician, and music educator.  He has made teaching instrumental music his life’s work. For the past fifteen years Justin has transformed music programs throughout Orange County and Long Beach into thriving, positive, classroom environments. Justin is a guest music education presenter at California State University Long Beach, California state music conventions, and was recently asked to conduct the 2016 California All State Middle School Honor Jazz Ensemble. He was chosen 2012 Oak Middle School Teacher of the Year, 2014 Los Alamitos District Teacher of the Year, the Orange County Music and Arts Administrators 2014 Secondary Instrumental Music Teacher of the Year, and 2016 Orange County Music and Arts Administrators Music Educator of Excellence.