Jazz Bands

Jazz Band  2017-18

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Jazz Band Rosters 2017-18

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2017-18 Jazz Band information:

Auditions will be October 2nd-5th after school in the band room.  Jazz I and II are open to traditional instrumentation listed below. Band members study and perform a variety of jazz, rock, blues and fusion music and learn how to improvise. Jazz III is open to all instrumentalists in the EPHS band program.

Students must be able to read music and play any of these instruments: saxophone, trombone, trumpet, drumset, bass, electric guitar; vibraphone or piano.   The Jazz season runs from October to April.

Audition Requirements for Jazz Band

Stellar (PDF)

Link To Stellar audio track

 

Audition Requirements for Jazz Band
Jazz band auditions will be held Monday, October 2nd through Thursday, October 5th in the band area. All audtions will be held after school and sign up sheets will be posted near the band office. Students will sign-in upon arrival and play on a first come, first served basis during the time blocks for each instrument type. The schedule of times is tentative. Please plan to be flexible. Once you are done playing, you are free to leave.  Results will be posted on the band web site at a later date.
Jazz Band rehearsal times (also on the band google calendar).
Jazz I- Mondays and Thursdays 3-4:30
Jazz II-Mondays and Thursdays 4:30-6:00
Jazz III-Tuesdays 3-4
Audition requirements will be as follows: Winds (Saxes, Trumpet, and Trombone): 
  • Major Scales Bb, F, Eb, and Ab. Full range Chromatic scale also
  • Jazz excerpt Stellar*, Measures 1-32, with the recorded accompaniment track.
  • Improvise over Bflat Blues
Piano, Guitar, Bass: 
  • Major Scales Bb, F, Eb, and Ab. Full range Chromatic scale also
  • Jazz excerpt Stellar*, Measures 1-32, with the recorded accompaniment track.
    • Play once through solo as written.
    • Play once through walking/comping over the changes.
  • Improvise over Bflat Blues
Drums: 
  • Applicant must demonstrate rhythmic and “groove” competency in the following musical styles: Moderate Swing, “Double Time” Swing, Funk/Rock, and Bossa Nova. Lessons on the styles are available at the following link.
  • Jazz excerpt Stellar*, Measures 1-32, with the recorded accompaniment track.
    • Play once through solo as written.
    • Play once through fill/comping over the changes.
*The printed parts and audio file for the excerpt will be available on the Band website. The audio files are in mp3 format.  You will be playing along with the Alto Sax solo track on the audio track.
*Parts are included in the .pdf file of all parts. Scroll down and find the part you need and print the appropriate page(s) from the file.