Directed by Dave Gudmastad, the WMS Jazz Band meets Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:00 - 8:45am and performs two evening concerts in conjunction with the WSHS Jazz Band. Traditional instrumentation is used and includes: trumpets, trombones, saxophones and rhythm (piano, bass and drums). Auditions for the Jazz Band happen in the fall and are open to 7th and 8th graders. The WMS Jazz Band performs at the Young Writer's Conference, the 8th Grade Recognition Ceremony, and tours the Winona Elementary Schools. They also attend the University of La Crosse, Wisconsin Jazz Festival every other year.