BHS Jazz News and Events


Support BHS Jazz? Yes!

If you are a friend or family member of a BHS Jazz player or alum, you may have just received a letter in the mail asking for support. Please consider a tax-deductible gift to the jazz program. If you are making a donation related to this year’s international study tour via PayPal, please do not specify the country in your notes or comments. Thank you. Donate here.


Get ready for fall concerts

Fall concerts will light up the Florence Schwimley Little Theatre at Berkeley High in November. Mark your calendars! All concerts start at 7:00 pm. Friday, November 15: Ensemble; Wednesday, November 20: 10:00 and 11:00 Bands; Thursday, November 21: 3:00 and 4:00 Bands.



Interested in BHS’s Performing Arts?

Participation in the Berkeley High School performing arts program is open to current and incoming BHS students. We encourage all interested students to check out the information in this document.

Gratitude to donors and friends

Your support enables us to provide a world-class jazz education and more! Many thanks to the individuals, businesses and foundations supporting the BHS Jazz Program. Find a complete donor list here.

Shop on Amazon? BHS Jazz can benefit!

If youalready shop on Amazon, how about designating BHS Jazz as your charity? It’s an easyway to support BHS Jazz! Here’s our Amazon Smile code: Berkeley High School Jazz. And here’s the link. 


Spotlight: Band Director Sarah Cline

Sarah Cline BWSarah Cline is in her ninth year as Jazz Director at Berkeley High School, a premier jazz program known nationally and internationally as an incubator of talent and a citadel of swing. Her students regularly represent at high level festivals, and get into top flight college music programs.  During her time at Berkeley High, she has led four tours to Cuba, collaborating with La Escuela Nacional de la Musica in Havana. Sarah is the founder of JazzGirls Day, an event that now is spreading to communities across the US that encourages young women to see a place for themselves in the world of jazz. In addition to her teaching duties, Sarah is an in-demand professional trombonist in the San Francisco Bay Area in both jazz and salsa bands.  She has presented at the American Educational Research Association Conference, the Jazz Education Network Conference, and the California All-State Music Education Conference.