2021/22 Jazz Band Audition Information

 

Below contains information regarding Jazz Band auditions for the 2021/2022 school year. The philosophy of JCHS Jazz is that there is a place for students of all skill levels within our jazz program. Auditions are required for placement into a JCHS Jazz Ensemble. The number of jazz ensembles will be determined by instrumentation and the number of students auditioning. Auditions will be held the week of December 6th immediately after school. Students will have an opportunity to sign up for audition times in advance.

 

 

1st Jam Session 11/17


AUDITION DATES
12/6, 12/7, 12/8

You must sign up for a time on the band room door. 

Results will be posted by Wednesday, 12/8

First Rehearsal 12/9 3:45-5:15

WIND SECTION: Saxes, Trumpet, & Trombone: 
1. Scales - Director will select 2 from the scale sheet at the audition. 
Download Scales Here:

2. Chart Excerpts - Perform both excerpts. Reference recordings are provided for practice only. Students will perform without accompaniment in the audition. 

3. Improv (optional but helps!) - play 2 choruses of improvised F Blues over the recorded track.

RHYTHM SECTION: Piano, Guitar, Bass, Drum Set:

1. Scales - Director will select 2 from the scale sheet at the audition. Drum set players, skip this section.
Download Scales Here:

 

2. Chart Excerpts- Perform both excerpts, demonstrating appropriate style and comping techniques. Reference recordings are provided for practice only. Students will perform without accompaniment in the audition.  

3. Improv (optional but helps!) - play 2 choruses of improvised F Blues over the recorded track.