Penn High School Jazz I

Directed by Bill Leather (Mishawaka, IN)


The Penn High School Jazz program is comprised of over one hundred students that form three ensembles and several combos.  The Advanced Jazz (Jazz I) and Intermediate Jazz (Jazz II) Ensembles are curricular ensembles that incorporate the study of Jazz styles and analysis, theory and improvisation, literature, and history. The Penn Jazz program has been awarded numerous regional awards and is a two-time finalist for the Swing Central Jazz Festival and Competition.

Bill Leather, the band’s Director, is currently in his ninth year as director of Jazz and Percussion at Penn High School. At Penn, Mr. Leather oversees all aspects of the Jazz and Percussion programs, including two curricular classes for each discipline.

Enjoy Penn High School’s Jazz I band playing I’ve Just Seen Her below:

Catch Penn High School Jazz I March 31st at Jazz on the River (Weather Permitting), and the Competition on April 1st at the Lucas Theatre!

Stay tuned for more Swing Central bands!