About the Berkeley High Jazz Program

Director: Sarah Cline

The Berkeley High School Jazz program (BHS Jazz) is a premier high school jazz program, nationally and internationally known as an incubator of talent and a citadel of swing.

Its flagship performing group, the Berkeley High Jazz Ensemble, has been one of the nation’s leading high school big bands for the past 40 years. BHS Jazz has produced some of the most creative jazz voices of the past several decades. BHS Jazz is comprised of three big band classes, and numerous student-led combos.

Come hear us play!

Participation in the Berkeley High School Jazz program is open to Berkeley High School students by audition only (except for some positions in the Lab I band). Auditions are held in the spring for all students who will be entering or continuing at Berkeley High School. We encourage all interested students to try out.

Interested in the Berkeley High School Music program?

If you are an incoming 9th grader or are any student interested in the BHS Music Department, in general, please review the information contained in this document.

We extend our deepest gratitude to the many
individuals, businesses and foundations that have
supported us last year
(2013-2014)

Our program flourishes because of their support. Please see our Donor list here.

2014-15 BHS Jazz