top of page
Penncrest High School Jazz Band

The Jazz Band is the premiere ensemble in the Penncrest Jazz Program, which features two big bands and a combo.

Auditions for the program are held in the fall and are open to all Penncrest students. Rehearsals mercifully begin after the conclusion of the marching season. The Jazz Band rehearses once a week as an ensemble, with each section adding an additional student-run sectional once per week.

The objective of the program is to develop style, improvisation, and independent playing through the study of America’s Unique Art Form. Penncrest is excited to perform once again at Jazz Night and would like to thank Mr. Thameen, our clinician/performers, and all the volunteers and students for providing us with a great experience.


Director: Craig Snyder


Love For Sale

Cole Porter

Arranged by Pete Myers

Jin Mitsui, alto

Anthony Rossi, trumpet

Jared Kaplan, tenor

Jacob Bartkowski, drums


Red Clay

Freddie Hubbard

Arranged by Mark Taylor

Evan Menta, guitar

Sophia Lenderman, trumpet

Jacob Bartkowski, drums

Joshua Bartkowski, bass


Things Ain’t What They Used To Be

Mercer Ellington

Arranged by David Mills

Olivia Truocchio, piano

Josie InTham, alto

Gavin Loeper, trombone

bottom of page