Ensemble Auditions

Audition music for Fall 2020

All trombones, trumpets, and saxophones are required to audition on the jazz etude that is provided below. Students will only be asked to play Etude 1 for their instrument. Guitarists and pianists should prepare the etude line for guitar and be able to comp the written chords in addition. Bassists should prepare the bass etude the same way. Drummers should be prepared to play a variety of styles at the audition, including swing (varying tempos), latin, and rock/fusion.

The Jazz Orchestra will hold auditions on MWF during the first week of school (August 17-21) between the hours of 12noon-2pm in room 175.  There will be a sign up sheet on my door (MSM 146) on August 11th.  The materials can be found on the band website.  Rehearsals will begin on August 24th.
The Jazz Ensemble will audition on August 18 and 20 in room 175 from 11:30-am-1pm.  Materials are also on the band website.
The rehearsals for JO will be as follows until further notice:  Saxes (Monday/12-2pm) in 175, Brass (Wednesday/12-2pm) and rhythm section and soloists (Friday 12/2pm) in Room 175.
The JE rehearsals will be as follows:  Winds (Tuesday 11:30am-1pm) and rhythm section (Thursday/11:30 am-1pm).

Jazz Etudes