Jazz Band TMEA

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Auditions                             Instrumentation

Date: Friday, January 29, 2016                                   5 Saxes (2 altos, 2 tenors, and 1 bari)

Time: Meet at 4:00 PM (tryouts at 4:30)                      5 Trumpets

Entry Fee: $7 per entry                                               5 Trombones

Address: Bonham Middle School                               Guitar

                4600 Midway Dr.                                          Piano

                Temple, TX 76502                                        Bass

                (254)215-6647                                              2 Drums (1 drum set, 1 aux. perc.)



Entry Deadline:       January 10, 2014 by 4:00pm


We are using Set B this year. Copies of the audition material is available below in pdf format. There are also mp3 full band recordings of both etudes as well as the tracks without drums that the set players will need to audition with below. Please encourage your set players to practice with these recordings to prepare for their audition. See audition hints below for more information.


Etude #1 “Blues in Bb” suggested tempo: quarter note = 160 (Bb blues-swing)

Etude #2. “If I Should Lose You” suggested tempo: quarter note = 96 (ballad)

Drums will play these pieces with a jazz ensemble CD accompaniment.

Drums must also demonstrate 2 additional styles:

12-16 bars of Latin (Bossa Nova)

12-16 bars Rock/Funk


Clinic & Concert Info:


When: Saturday, March 26, 2016               

                        8:30 - 11:30 AM                   

                        1:00 - 3:30 PM                     

Where: Bonham Middle School            

Concert: 5:00 p.m. Temple College Performing Arts Center