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Jazz Ensemble Auditions

Jazz I Auditions

edited: 4/30/17

It is not required to audition to be a part of a jazz band at South High.  Jazz II is open to students with prior playing experience but no audition is required.  To gain membership into Jazz I an audition is required. Auditions for the 2017-2018 school year will be held September of 2017, during zero hour and after school.  Sign up sheets will be posted in the band room (102) outside the music office.

Below are the requirements for the audition:

Wind Instruments (Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone)

  • Play provided head 
  • Optional: solo over changes
  • Play provided head
  • Walk/comp a chorus of provided head
  • Optional: solo over changes

Drum Set

  • Play provided head
  • Optional: solo over form
  • Prepare the following grooves: medium samba, sixteenth funk, ballad with brushes, slow through fast swing

Audition Music

Coming Fall of 2017