The Burke Jazz Ensemble is considered the premier student jazz ensemble within the Burke High School Instrumental Music Department. It is comprised of advanced instrumental students who also perform with the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, or Orchestra. Students performing as a member of the Gold Jazz Ensemble study various jazz rudiments and improvisation techniques through performing a variety of jazz and popular styles of music. The ensemble performs throughout the year at concerts, jazz festivals, and school/community outreach events. Membership is selected by audition.