JAZZ ENSEMBLE AUDITION INFORMATION

For the 2019-2020 year, students interested in auditioning for a spot on Jazz Ensemble Gold will need to complete an audition. Students interested only in Jazz Ensemble Blue do not need to audition. Students that are returning to Gold Ensemble will play a separate audition for part placement purposes. All students interested will be scheduled for an audition slot after school the week following Thanksgiving break.

Students that are not offered a spot in Jazz Ensemble Gold will be placed into Jazz Ensemble Blue.

The Audition Materials are listed below. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND listening to the charts to gain perspective on your audition.


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SAXOPHONE

(Although the parts say Alto 1, all saxes should learn this)
Excerpt #1 – Count Bubba, m. 179 to 195
Excerpt #2 – Cotton Tail, Beginning to C


TRUMPET
Excerpt #1 – Count Bubba, m. 179 to 195
Excerpt #2 – Cotton Tail, Beginning to C


TROMBONE

Excerpt #1 – Count Bubba, m. 1 to 17
Excerpt #2 – Cotton Tail, Beginning to C


GUITAR

Excerpt #1 – Bb 12 Bar Blues in Freddie Green style
Excerpt #2 – Count Bubba, m. 1 to 17
Excerpt #3 - Count Bubba, m. 127 - 159

 

PIANO
Excerpt #1 – Dat Dere, m. 9 to 41
Excerpt #2 – Caravan, Rehearsal D to F


DRUMS
Excerpt #1 – Count Bubba, m. 195 to the end (we are listening for fills and tempo here).
Excerpt #2 – Sofrito, m. 1 to 41


BASS
Excerpt #1 – Sofrito, m. 1 to 41
Excerpt #2 – Cotton Tail, Beginning to D

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