All TIA JAZZ band Directors are reminded to complete jazz band classification by March 1, 2019. Emails went to all directors in WiNDI this past week.
Classification for TIA JAZZ from TIA Rulebook:
Jazz Bands may participate in one of four (4) Classifications:
Middle School – open to any middle school jazz ensemble. Bands will participate for ratings only.
A Class – Open to any High School jazz ensemble that performs Grade 1-2-3 literature.
Open Class – Open to any High School jazz ensemble that performs Grade 4-5 literature.
World Class – Open to any High School jazz ensemble that performs Grade 6 or higher literature.
Grade level based on publisher level (JWPepper list)
JWPepper Grading and TIA Jazz Levels:
MS: no grading requirements, based on grade level of students
A Class: Grade 1= VE Grade 2=E Grade 3= ME
Open Class: Grade 4=M Grade 5=MA
World Class: Grade 6=A
Note: mixing grade levels is acceptable and an average of 3 will be used to determine final level