Downey High School Jazz Band I

Third Place winner in the High School Big Band Division at the 2018 Next Generation Jazz Festival

Often referred to as Jazz 1, 2, or 3, our instrumental jazz groups perform and compete at the highest level during the spring throughout California and Nevada, along with many appearances in the local community. They are winners of many festivals, including Reno, Folsom, Western States, Aztec, and top 3 finalist at Monterey.

Under the direction of Mr. Olariu the DHS Jazz Band, Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Choir have had great success at festivals all around the country including Folsom, Reno, Monterey and New York! Their first album, We Live for Music, came out in 2018.