2017 Jazz Audition Information and Music

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2017 Jazz Audition Information and Music

Jazz Band Auditions

 Anyone planning on participating in the jazz ensemble must audition!!!

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Jazz Band auditions for the 2017 – 2018 school year will take place from 4:00 – 6:00 in the Lafayette Band room on the following days:

  • Woodwinds:           April 25
  • Rhythm Section:   April 26
  • Brass                        April 27

Auditions will consist of:

  • One prepared swing etude
  • Scales – Concert C, F, Bb, and Eb in Major, Mixolydian, and Dorian modes in a swing style
  • One sight-reading excerpt

Piano/Guitar – Please prepare the following:

  • Etude –       melody and comping
  • Scales –      swing 8th notes

Bass – Please prepare the following:

  • Etude – melody and bass line
  • Scales – swing 8th notes

 

Percussion – Please prepare the following:

  • Swing Etude
  • Drumset styles – medium swing, up-tempo swing, shuffle, latin, rock, funk