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2018-19 Jazz Audition Info

An informational meeting for parents & students will be held on Monday, November 12th, 7:30pm in the ERHS Band Room. More information about this year’s jazz program can be found on this Info/Registration/Audition Form.

The planning process has started for a spring performance tour. Click here for the New Orleans sample itinerary.

Auditions for jazz ensembles will be held before, during, and after school on Tuesday, November 20th. Click here to signup for an audition time.

Audition Materials

All of Me - Medium Swing
Blue Bossa - Medium Bossa
In A Sentimental Mood - Ballad
Mr. P.C. - Fast Swing

Scales - All Brass, Woodwind, Guitar/Vibes, Piano & Bass

Audition Instructions

Brass & Woodwinds:
Auditions have 3 parts: Scale page, lead sheet solo, & sight reading. Pick one from the 4 lead sheet options above. Option A: Play the head once, improvise 2 choruses, play the head one ore time with embellishment. Option B: Play the head twice, one time straightforward, one time with embellishments.

Piano, Vibes, Guitar & Bass:
Auditions have 3 parts: Scale page, lead sheet solos, & sight reading. Pick two of the 4 leads. Option A: Play the head once, play the chords once, improvise once. Option B: Play the head twice, one time straightforward, one time with embellishments.

Drum Set:
Play along with each of the 4 lead recordings. Option A: Play straight time in the proper style two times through the lead. Option B: Play time adding setups, kicks & fills, etc. See this drum specific audition sheet.