Hey so Im currently a senior at my high school and am the leader for our combo. I was wondering if anyone could offer me any advice on how to lead a jazz combo and how to conduct rehearsal? We do have a music teacher at our school but he doesn't really help us with combo, just the big band. I play tenor sax and flute, we have a piano, bass, guitar, trumpet, and drums. I started off with some easy tunes like blue bossa, and tenor madness. For festivals i was thinking st. thomas, song for my father, and wasn't sure about the last one. Also, there are a bunch of people who come into the band room during lunch, so do you think it would be ok if i tell them to leave. Because i dont want to be like that jerk, but i do believe it would be easier to concentrate and really work things out without people there. Anyways thanks guys!