Jazz Lab Band

The Jazz Lab Band had performed over forty years along side the Jazz Ensemble I (now the Jazz Orchestra) and the Jazz Ensemble II (now the UNL Big Band). The performances included both published works, from early to modern jazz, as well as student-composed works. The Lab Band consisted of both music and non-music majors and had around 20 students who auditioned every semester for a position (Richards). The band toured both regionally and nationally to participate in festivals and competitions. The regional tours were also used as recruitment for talented players (Richards).