• Jazz Ensemble Files Page       This page contains the syllabus, pdf copies of the music we are currently playing, helpful handouts, and listening examples.

For Each piece this site has an original recording of Ellington playing it, as well as a modern recording of the Lincoln Center Orchestra playing it.


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October 17


December  16 - during school day

Arts Assembly

JE only

February 11– ALL DAY

Essentially Ellington

Yorktown High School

JE only

March 11 - 8am to 4om

Raffle Day


March  22 - 26

Spring Trip


April 16  - 8AM - 4PM

Raffle Day

Jazz Combo

May 4 - PM

Pyramid Concert

JE only

June 4

Band Banquet

June 6

 Lewinsville Retirement Home


June 9

Longfellow Spring Concert

Lab Band Only

June 10


Jammin' Java




Jazz Ensemble

Check out the new video from Jammin' Java 2016

A big thank you to Mr. Tony Gamboa for filming, editing, and providing this!

Jazz Ensemble:

  Part 1 (22:10)

  Part 2 (28:37)

  Part 3 (27:47)

Under the direction of Mr. Scott Weinhold, the McLean Jazz Ensemble preforms regularly at school functions, music festivals, competitions, and local venues upon request. Students participate in a well-rounded curriculum with exposure to the music of the classic big band era as well as contemporary pieces.  

The McLean Jazz Ensemble has shared the stage with premier professional military groups including The United States Air Force Airmen of Note, The United States Army Band Army Blues, The United States Army Jazz Ambassadors, and The United States Navy Commodores. For three years, the ensemble has placed First in Class at Fiextaval in Myrtle Beach, SC, Heritage Worldstrides Music Fextival in Boston, MA, and Orlandofest in Orlando, FL. Locally the group has placed in the top three at the Chantilly Annual Jazz Invitational in 2003, 2007, 2008, and 2012.

Each year the ensemble performs at a local retirement home, providing a program of music from the Swing Era of the 1940s. Students perform their final show at well-known local club Jammin’ Java each year. The ensemble's one-of-a-kind performances are highly attended in the Northern Virginia area.


Jazz Ensemble rehearsals:

Tuesdays 7-9 PM

Thursdays 3:30-5:30 PM


Lab Band rehearsals:

Mondays 5:00-6:30 PM

Improv II:

Mondays 3:00-4:00 PM

Improv I:

Fridays 3:00-4:00 PM

Jazz Combo: