The Delaware Valley College Jazz Band is under the direction of Dr. Jack Schmidt. Talented members of the DVC Symphonic Band are invited to audition for the Jazz Band and are selected by the director. The 20-member ensemble performs concerts throughout the school year, both on the DelVal campus and in the surrounding community. Repertory consists of jazz standards by composers such as Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Harold Arlen, Dizzie Gillespie, and Stan Kenton as well as contemporary jazz favorites. The ensemble meets on Tuesday evenings from 5 until 6 PM. Delaware Valley College annually awards music scholarships to incoming freshman who commit to perform in the Symphonic Band, Jazz Band or the Chorale. These scholarships are awarded to talented DelVal students with a strong secondary interest in music. Criteria for awarding music scholarships include an on-campus audition, recommendation of the high school choral or band director and the student’s overall academic record.