Grain Valley, Missouri R-5 School District

Jazz Ensembles

The Eagle Jazz Ensemble consists of 20-25 students who are placed by audition. All jazz students with the exception of guitar, bass & piano are required to participate in the concert program. Auditions for the ensemble take place the last week of October or at the completion of the marching band season.

The Eagle Jazz Ensemble participates in 3 competitions and the annual Night of Jazz concert in the Spring. The EJE tours to Branson, MO annually to open for show such as the Dixie Stampede, Branson Belle, Dick Clark’s American Bandstand, as well as a feature performance on the Branson Landing. Since 2013 the Eagle Jazz Ensemble has performed as the pre-game performance ensemble for the Kansas City Royals.