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HYS Jazz

Find Your Groove with HYS Jazz

Join other serious music students and elevate your ability to play a variety of popular, commercial, and jazz styles.

Although no audition is required to participate in the Combo ensembles or Jazz+, placement in the Combo ensembles is at the discretion of the Jazz Director. 

Jazz ProgramEligible Ages/GradesInstrumentsBasic Schedule
Jazz+
(All Levels)
Ages 13-18Open to all instrumentsSunday classes, 2:00-3:00 PM Hawaii Time, via Zoom
Combo II
(Intermediate Level)
Grades 9-12Electric Guitar, Electric Bass, Upright Bass, Drums, Percussion; other instruments with approval of the Jazz DirectorSaturday rehearsals, 3:00-5:00 pm, Jazz+ classes, and concerts TBD.
Combo I
(Advanced Level)
Grades 9-12Electric Guitar, Electric Bass, Upright Bass, Drums, Percussion; other instruments with approval of the Jazz DirectorSaturday rehearsals, 3:00-5:00 pm, Jazz+ classes, and concerts TBD.

Jazz Faculty

Director, HYS Jazz & Combo I

HYS Jazz - Combo II

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Register Here for Combo Ensembles

Financial Aid

HYS believes in making music education affordable and equitable for all. Thanks to generous donations and grants, we are able to offer financial aid packages for qualified students. Scholarships for private lessons are also available. Financial Aid applications are available at the HYS website and are due by September 1, 2020. All financial information will be kept confidential and used only for financial aid decision-making purposes

Neighbor Island Students

Neighbor Island Travel Assistance Available Upon Re-Opening of In-Person Activities

Students from all islands are encouraged to participate in HYS. In addition to Financial Aid and Scholarships, HYS has funds to assist with neighbor island students with travel expenses (airfare and ground transportation) for rehearsals and concerts. Due to COVID-19, HYS has suspended in-person activities. Upon the re-opening of in-person activities, travel assistance will be made available to neighbor island students once again. All city and state emergency orders (including travel quarantines) must be followed when participating in HYS activities.