St. John Fisher Catholic High School Jazz Orchestra

The St John Fisher Catholic High School Jazz Orchestra has been playing in one form or other at St John Fisher School for well over 25 years.

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In this time, it has developed from a simple Swing Band to a full scale Big Band who have achieved national success.

Under their Director, Nigel Beetles, they are the current Harrogate Festival Jazz ensemble winners and regularly in demand across Yorkshire and further afield to perform at many different engagements.

The Band regularly works with National Jazz artists and were delighted to workshop with MOBO award winning saxophone player Soweto Kinch in July 2011.


Musical Director: Mr Nigel Beetles

Age range of performers: 14 - 18 years


The Caboose (from Big Train) - Wynton Marsalis

Wade in the Water - John Wesley Work arr Mark Hayes