The jazz program at Valley presents an opportunity to play an exciting library of music while learning improvisation and general proficiency with an instrument. Jazz bands are smaller and more intimate than the other bands in the program and provide the opportunity to form close friendships with other students. The Band Boosters help support four jazz bands: Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble at Valley, and the Ellington Band and the Basie Band at Southwoods. Jazz Bands are preselected in the spring by audition.