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Bridgeport High School
515 Johnson Ave.
Bridgeport, WV 26330
(304) 842-5247
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P. O. Box 609
Bridgeport, WV 26330

















The Bridgeport High School Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Chris Hayslette, specializes in not only traditional standards, but also performs a variety of Latin tunes, ballads, and jazz-rock selections. The students maintain a busy performance schedule encompassing 15-20 performances each school year. The band performs extensively throughout north central West Virginia at a variety of school, community, and corporate functions. The ensemble has been featured at the Marshall University Jazz Festival in 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017. The ensemble has consistently earned “Superior” ratings at the WV Northern Regional Jazz Festival. The band was chosen as the Honor Jazz Ensemble for West Virginia in 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2016.

Class Syllabus

Please open and sign the acknowledgement form 
concerning the syllabus.

Make-Up Assignments

Absence Form

Jazz Band Info


Jazz Improvisation Tools

Guide Tones Exercise

Chord Outlines Exercise

Scale Exercise

Bebop Dominant Exercise


Tenor Madness


12 Bar Blues Practice Track

(For Exercises Above or General Improv Practice)

Country Roads Practice Track

Country Roads Sample Solo


12 Bar Blues Warm-Up