Music Department Head:
Department Member Roles:
Wind Orchestra – Mondays, Wednesdays and alternate Fridays at 7:20 am
Jazz One – Everyday class; second semester: Wednesdays after school
Symphonic Band – Tuesdays, Thursdays, alternate Fridays at 7:20 am
Jazz 2 – Wednesdays after school
Glee Club – Mondays after school
Loren Schoenberg – Tenor Sax player, Director of the National Jazz Museum in Harlem; Faculty of Julliard’s Institute for Jazz Studies, and Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Jazz 101 series.
“I don’t think I have ever heard a band with greater potential than this one. They are clearly playing to the gery limit of their abilities,”
– on 2005 Essentially Ellington Recording adjudication Jaz 1, directed by Mr. Bohn
Gary Smulyan – 4 time winner of the Downbeat Critics Poll Bari Saxophonist of the Year (including 2009); Six time Grammy Award winner; Recording Artist with such Jazz greats as : Chet Baker, Lee Konitz, Bob Brookmeyer, Freddie Hubbard, Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz, Chick Corea, Joe Lovano, and Dave Holland.
“I am thoroughly impressed with … the jazz ensemble at Westmount S.S. and truly enjoyed working with them. They are obviously in great hands with Ted Bohn who brings his experience and love of jazz to his students. I wish them continued success in their musical endeavours and I look forward to working with them in the near future…”
– on Jazz One Clinic, November 2009