Music

Jazz Band

The Jazz Band follows the traditional big-band format with 14–16 musicians playing saxophone, trumpet, trombone, drums, guitar, piano, and bass. Students are selected for the Jazz Band from the Band, Chorale, or String Ensemble. The band rehearses twice a week during a normal week’s schedule and performs a broad spectrum of music, ranging from swing to Latin, rock, and pop. It performs two concerts on campus in addition to shorter performances at school functions. The Jazz Band occasionally travels off campus to perform and received an “excellent” rating at the 2016 Hershey Music in the Parks adjudication festival. Bryan Morgan ’07 directs the Jazz Band.

List of 1 members.

  • Bryan Morgan 07

    Arts Faculty
    717-328-6160
    Bio
A selected list of recently performed works:
 
Birdland (Zawinul, arr. Higgins)
Dance Like No One’s Watching (Clark)
Dynamite (Taio Cruz)
Feelin’ Good (Bricusse/Newley, arr. Holmes)
Hot, Hot, Hot (Arrow)
Salt Peanuts (Dizzy Gillespie)

Superstition (Stevie Wonder, arr. Murtha)
25 or 6 to 4 (Chicago)
Watermelon Man (Herbie Hancock)
Founded in 1893 in the heart of Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic, Mercersburg is a private, coed, college preparatory boarding school with approximately 435 students (15 percent are day), grades 9-12 and postgraduate.
We offer 170 courses, including AP and Honors, more than $7 million in financial aid, 26 varsity sports, and a state-of-the-art performing and visual arts center.
Located 90 minutes from Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, and within easy driving distance of New York City, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh.
300 East Seminary Street, Mercersburg, PA 17236
GPS Address: 10951 Buchanan Trail West, Mercersburg, PA 17236
717-328-6173