Here’s some information about this year’s All-County Jazz Auditions:

Audition Requirements:

Student Participation Contract – You can’t audition unless this is turned in.
Auditions – February 2nd from 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Audition Requirements:

-G,C,F,Bb,Eb,Ab,Db Concert Scales without arpeggio,in the swing
style, with each tonic played as a quarter note. 2 octaves are
encouraged wherever possible to demonstrate range. Pianists
should play scales on the right hand. The rhythmic pattern should
reflect the syllables: Dah,Doo-Ba Doo-Ba Doo-Ba Dah

HS Saxophones:
Confirmed (Alto/Bari)– Beginning through mm. 32 w/ Backing Track
Improve required for Lead and Bari 2 Choruses Bb Blues Improv

HS Trombone:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/rncxpxuwaxfjm57/AACxrbGs0RJylidlljsoLcpUa/HSACJ%202016-17?dl=0&preview=HS+Trombone.pdf – Beginning through mm. 32 w/ Backing Track
Optional: 2 Choruses Bb Blues Improv (Required for Lead Chair)

HS Trumpet:
Confirmed – Beginning through mm. 32 w/ Backing Track
Optional: 2 Choruses Bb Blues Improv (Required for Lead Chair)

HS Piano:
Confirmed – Beginning through mm. 32 w/ Backing Track, Play Exercise as Written
Required: 2 Choruses Bb Blues Improv

HS Guitar and Vibraphone:
Confirmed – Play w/ Backing Track Beginning to 16 as Written and Chords 17- 32
Required: 2 Choruses of Bb Blues Improv w/ Backing Track

HS Bass:
Confirmed – Beginning through mm. 32 w/ Backing Track, Play Exercise as Written
Optional: 2 Choruses Bb Blues Improv

HS Drums:
Drummers should play as though they are backing a band and establish steady time keeping while maintaining the characteristic groove. Fills should be played musically and in appropriate places in the phrases.
Play 32 Bars of 4/4 Time in the Swing Style at Quarter Note=128
Play 16 Bars of 4/4 Time in the Funk Rock Style at Quarter Note=100
Play 32 Bars of 4/4 Time in the Bossa Nova Style at Quarter Note= 128

Sight-reading:
All instruments will sight-read a selection in the jazz style.