The Jazz program at West Ranch consists of the Studio A and Lab Jazz Bands, both of which have a tradition of success in performances and competitions. In addition to the two main Jazz bands, we also have two very talented Combo bands. Students in the jazz program study and perform music in the jazz idiom as arranged for the standard "big band" instrumentation of 4 to 5 trumpets, 4 to 5 trombones, 5 saxophones, and rhythm section consisting of at least piano and/or guitar, bass, and drums. The bands perform concerts for both the student body and the public and also compete in jazz band festivals around Southern California and beyond. Over the years the Studio A jazz band has been invited to play at the California Music Educators Conference, the Next Generation Festival of the Monterey Jazz Festival, and as an annually featured group at Disneyland.