Audition Materials

Jazz Band Auditions:

In person date- May 18th 3pm-5pm Virtual Submissions Due by May 23rd

Send your submissions to david.gambino@apsb.org


For those interested in joining the East Ascension Jazz Legionnaires (Jazz Ensemble). This ensemble will meet as a class in the fall and after school in the spring. Being a part of this group DOES NOT take you out of marching band or concert band. You will still be responsible for learning that music and participating in after school rehearsals.


Audition Material:


All instruments are required to play measures 53-72 of "Avenue Swing" by Mike Collins-Dowden (attached below). OPTIONALLY you can also play an improvised solo over a 12 bar blues in Bb. Please use the backing track provided (YouTube link) and the Chord Progressions can be found below.


Backing Track


Bb Blues Changes


Bass


Guitar


Piano


Drums


High Brass


Low Brass


Woodwinds


Officer/Leadership Information

Officer Hierarchy and Definition of Roles



Scales:

  • Prepare scales in accordance with guidelines set forth by LMEA for the All-State Auditions. The following scales will be required for school terms beginning in:

    • Even numbered years (Concert Pitch) C, F, Bb, Gb, B, E, Chromatic

    • Odd numbered years (Concert Pitch) Eb, Ab, Db, A, D, G, Chromatic


Prepared Music:

District: 2019 - 2020: Set I 2020 - 2021: Set II 2021 - 2022: Set III 2022 - 2023: Set IV

All-State: 2020 - 2021: Set I 2021 - 2022: Set II 2022 - 2023: Set III 2021 - 2022: Set IV