Jazz Audition Information 2017

Jazz Audition will be held before the end of the school year. Contact Mr. Garcia to set an appointment This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

* Pre-requisite for jazz ensemble concurrent enrollment in 0 period Marching Band/ Orchestra

* Students must be available to attend Reno Jazz Festival (April 26-29)

Important Dates:

March x, 7PM Information Meeting @YLHS Band Room

May 30, 6PM Mandatory Parent Meeting @ YLHS Band Room

(Band Room is located off Bastanchury Rd., park in the lot and go upstairs- Above the Gym)

 

Auditions-

The audition times are as follows June 1 & 2 from 3:30-5:00PM

 

The audition process will include:

Winds-

All major Scales ; Circle of fourths, UNDER 1 minute;  & a Chromatic Scale

Prepared Jazz Etudes (see attached)

Improvisation & Sight Reading Prepared by Mr. Garcia

Provide name # contact info for Private Instructor

(Jazz I students must be studying with a professional private teacher; Jazz II students are recommended to study with a professional)

 

Rhythm Section:

Piano & Bass-  (wind requirements above) plus be able to show comping  in styles: Latin, Swing, Funk, rock (Bass players be able to play a walking bass line in Bb, F, and Cm)

Prepared Jazz Etude (see attached)

Improvisation & Sight Reading Prepared by Mr. Garcia

Provide name # contact info for Private Instructor

 

Drum Set- Be able to show competency in Latin [bossa nova, samba], Swing[shuffle, slow blues], Funk, and Rock styles. (play 8 bars of time, then 4 bar fill, then 8 bars of time)

Provide name # contact info for Private Instructor