Auditions for Jazz Band will be on October 19 in the West High Band Room. Every student who auditions for jazz band will make either Jazz Band One or Jazz Band Two. You will need to sign up for an audition time outside the band room. Please be on time and warmed up for your audition. Audition material is below. It is also available in the band room. The play-along tracks are also below for you to use for practice.
For the audition, you will play the prepared melody with the play-along track.
Improvisation is optional. You can bring a play-along track with you, or we can provide one. We will have blues play-alongs available. If you are planning on using something other than the blues, please bring a track with you or let Mr. Prichard know a few days ahead of your audition.
Play-along: Have You Met Miss Jones?
Bass Audition – Start at letter A, play through the 1st measure of letter D
Drum Set Audition – Start at letter A, play to the end of the page
In addition to the etude, be prepared to play a swing pattern at these tempos: quarter note = 112, 144, 180
Piano Audition – Start at letter A, play through the 3rd measure of C
Play-along: bass, drum set, and piano