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Satellite High School has a history of successful Jazz education and is recognized on the National and international stage for its legendary jazz bands.

Satellite boasts three Jazz Ensembles offered every day within the framework and curriculum of Brevard County Schools. There is no other program in the Southeast, let alone Florida, that can match the number of jazz ensembles offered at Satellite High School.

The curriculum is based on outstanding literature, improvisational skills, theory, small group setting and one-on-one mentoring with educators who have and continue to perform professionally in the jazz genre.

Students must be enrolled in another large ensemble to participate in the jazz program. Director of Instrumental Music Mark Nelson has had outstanding superior-rated Jazz ensembles for over 30 years and coupled with Associate Mark Sunderland, who performs throughout the state, the program continues to reach new heights.

One exciting aspect of the Jazz program is that it is offered on a fully funded, accredited Zero Hour. This enables the students to continue in Jazz and their other large ensemble class for all four years of high school. It also assures total flexibility in their schedule so that there is never a conflict with other music or academic courses.

There are 3 different levels of Jazz Ensembles at Satellite:
  • Advanced Jazz
  • Intermediate Jazz
  • Introductory Jazz
Click here to learn more about each ensemble.
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