Contact & Location


Lionel Hampton School of Music

Physical Address:
Corner of Blake & W. Sweet Ave.
PHONE: 208-885-6231
FAX: 208-885-7254

Mailing Address:
Lionel Hampton School of Music
c/o University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4015
University of Idaho
Moscow, Idaho 83844-4015
Jazz saxaphone players

Jazz Band Ensembles

Jazz Band Ensembles (MusA 323) are an integral part of our band program.  There are three bands.  Jazz Band I is directed by Vern Sielert, Jazz Band II by Vanessa Sielert, Jazz Band III by Alan Gemberling and Jazz Band IV by Alan Gemberling.  These groups meet either two or three hours per week and are open to both music and non-music majors by audition.  Public appearances include numerous campus concerts, the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival and some travel for off-campus concerts and festivals.  Enterprising students will also find plenty of opportunities for participation in small combos.

Jazz Band I     Mon/Wed/Fri  2:30 - 3:20 p.m.
Jazz Band II   Mon/Wed/Fri  1:30 - 2:20 p.m.
Jazz Band III  Tuesday/Thursday 3:30 - 4:20 p.m.
Jazz Band IV   Tuesday  6:30 - 8:00 p.m.


All auditions will be held early in the first week of classes.  Audition information and sign-up sheets will be on the Jazz Bands corkboard (across from Music 210).  For additional information please contact Vern Sielert:

Jazz band auditions will consist of:

1. A short prepared excerpt of your choosing (jazz ensemble part, transcribed solo, etc.)
2. Sight-reading
3. Improvisation - optional, but STRONGLY encouraged.

Play along accompaniment will be provided.

A sign-up sheet will be on the Jazz Bands corkboard (across from Music 210).