SMS Jazz Band

The SMS Jazz Band is an auditioned ensemble made up of saxophones, trumpets, trombones, baritones, percussion, piano guitar, and bass. Rehearsals occur every Monday after school beginning in October until mid-January, then from March to June. Attendance is mandatory at all rehearsals unless a student is absent from school, and excessive absences may lead to removal from the group.

Audition Information

There will be a jazz band meeting Friday September 8 during flex in the band room.

Jazz Auditions will take place during flex and lunch between September 25 and 29. Good luck!


AUDITION INFORMATION

Auditions will take place during flex and lunch from September 25- September 29, and will be 3-5 minutes long. A sign up sheet will be put on the bulletin board outside the band room next week. Please prepare the following:

      • Saxophones:
        • Chromatic scale, any tempo and rhythm, but with a steady beat
        • Written D scale (Concert F for alto and Bari; Concert C for tenor)
        • C-Jam Blues
      • Brass Audition
        • Chromatic Scale, any tempo and rhythm, but with a steady beat
        • Concert Bb Scale
        • 7th and 8th Grade only concert F scale
        • C-Jam Blues
      • Guitar, Piano and Bass Audition
        • C Jam Blues, measure 1-15
      • Percussion Audition
        • C Jam Blues, first three lines

Fall 2017 Music

C-Jam Blues by Duke Ellington - Originally performed by Duke Ellington and Count Basie.

Mercy, Mercy, Mercy by Josef Zawinul- Originally performed by the Cannonball Adderley Quintet