Jazz Band

Jazz Band

The Jazz Band is a course that focuses on a variety of jazz styles and may include swing, Dixieland, be-bop, Latin, and fusion. There is an emphasis on theory as it relates to jazz and improvisation and includes various opportunities for performance. The jazz band performs in the community and attends 3-4 festivals per year. For the first time, Skyview now offers two jazz bands. Jazz I focuses on advanced literature and lots of opportunity for performance. Jazz II focuses on the foundations of jazz and improvisation. 

Documents and Forms:

Band Handbook and Syllabus

Sign up for Important Updates using Remind:

Jazz Band


Jazz Band Student Google Drive

Reference Recordings:

A Little Blues, Please by Sammy Nestico

Green Onions by Roger Holmes

Blue Midnight by Larry Neeck

Blue Yonder by Greg Yasinitsky

Chili Pepper 101 by Doug Beach

Listening Assignment Criteria:

Jazz Listening Journal Google Form

About Us

The Skyview High School Band and Dance program is comprised of the Marching Band, Winter Guard, Winter Percussion, Jazz Band and three Concert Bands (Concert, Symphonic, and Wind Ensemble).


Band Director (Tim Heichelheim): Timothy.heichelheim@vansd.org

Percussion Director (Josiah Nelson): josiahmdnelson@gmail.com

SVBD President (Karima Homman-Ludiye): karimaglyph@gmail.com


Mailing Address: 

PMB 314

800 NE Tenney Rd #110,

Vancouver, WA 98685

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