Jazz Ensembles

With entertaining and powerful performances, the Esperanza Jazz Bands consistently are recognized as being near the top of all high school jazz bands in the region. Esperanza has three high performing and exciting big bands, with all bands scoring and placing near the top in annual competitions and festivals. The Esperanza Jazz I band has played at such prestigious events as the Essentially Ellington Competition at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City, The Charles Mingus High School Competition at Manhattan School of Music in New York City, The Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl,  and The Monterey Jazz Festival in Monterey, CA!

The Esperanza Jazz Bands and Combos have been regular performers at the Western States Jazz Festival, the Irvine Jazz Festival, the Fullerton College Jazz Festival, and the prestigious Reno Jazz Festival in Reno, Nevada!

Come see the bands and combos at local festivals, school concerts and other venues throughout the year. Check the calendar for dates and times.


Jazz I – Reno, 2016

Jazz Band Dress Code:

Jazz I – Black Suit, Black Shirt, Red-Based Tie, Black Socks!

Jazz II – Black Suit, White Shirt, Red-Based Tie, Black Socks!

Jazz III – Black Suit, White Shirt, Black Tie, Black Socks!

2017-2018 Jazz Lineup

Jazz I

Alto 1 Sax: Ben Tecker 11

Alto 2 Sax: Yuzhou Zhang 9

Tenor 1 Sax: Nick Moore 11

Tenor 2 Sax: Emily Macedo 11

Bari Sax: Colin Wu 11

Trombone 1: Bryan Melendez 9

Trombone 2: Koen Schaad 12

Trombone 3: Annie Burke 10

Bass: Cameron Gandara 12

Split Lead/Jazz: Bryan Zarske 12

Split Lead/Jazz:Conner Joe 12

Trumpet 3: Wes Sekoda 9

Trumpet 4: Catie Mullner 11

Piano: Sinclair Williams 10 Bass:

Bass:Kyle Hallerbach 12

Drums: Nakul Rao 11

Jazz II

Alto 1 Sax: Brian Kamaly 11 

Alto 2 Sax: Austin Dickens 9

Alto 2 Sax: Megan Violet 10

Tenor 1 Sax: Jeffrey Gathright 11

Tenor 2 Sax: Kristen Hanley 10

Bari Sax: James Sharpe 12

Trombone 1: David Peck 10

Trombone 2: Alyssa Johnson 11

Trombone 3: Jao Mejia 10

Bass: Kade Martinez 11

Split Lead Trumpet: Kaitlyn Locke 10

Split Lead Trumpet: Alex Pacheco 12

Trumpet 3: Noah Finn 9

Trumpet 4: Cole Wiseman 11

Piano: Nick Ricchio 9

Piano: Rylee Allen 11

Bass: Sean Galligar 11

Drums: Jack Durbin


Jazz III

Alto 1 Sax: Trevor Secoda 10

Alto 2 Sax: Evan Sun 9

Tenor 1 Sax: Matt Sosa 10

Tenor 2 Sax: Markaus Zertuche 10

Bari Sax: Christopher Schumerth 10

Trombone 1: Tristan Armstrong 10

Trombone 2: AJ LeSieur 10

Trombone 3: Cameron Gandara 12

Lead Trumpet: Jason Robles 9

Trumpet 2: Robert Espinoza 9 

Trumpet 3: James Shield 10

Trumpet 4: Nick Slate 9 

Piano: Kayla McKenzie 9

Bass: Nick Moore 11

Drums: Trent Gersbacher 10

Drums: Anthony Trapolino 10