Jazz Bands

Amador Valley has a highly successful jazz program consisting of three ensembles:  Jazz A, Jazz B, and Jazz Workshop.  All bands have full instrumentation.  Jazz A and Jazz B consistently earn high honors and awards for their musicianship and skill. In addition, members participate regularly in local, regional and national honors jazz ensembles.

The Amador Valley Music Department and AFM are the hosts of the annual Campana Jazz Festival, Named in honor of Mr. Jim Campana, AVHS Music Director from 1959 through 1979, the Campana Jazz Festival is one of the highlights of the Pleasanton Unified School District’s musical year.


Mark Aubel
Director, Jazz A

Jonathan Grantham
Director, Jazz Workshop

Patrick Dandrea
Director, Jazz B