Jazz Auditions

Jazz Auditions for the Stillwater Area HS Jazz Bands are held each year the week before Memorial Day for the bands the following year.  Auditions are held at SAHS or online.  To schedule an audition, email Mr. Lindsay

To audition to be considered for placement in the SAHS Jazz Bands, you will need to prepare one of the the following jazz heads (either blues or rhythm changes).  Horn players are encouraged to also play solo over the changes for at least 1 chorus.  Piano, guitar, bass and drums will be asked to play the melody AND the changes.

Audition Material

 Learn one of the blues melodies listed here and play it (2x) with the backing track provided. If you feel comfortable, improvise over the blues changes for the tune you have chosen (at least 1 chorus).  Then play the melody again once to finish the tune.

Pick one of the rhythm changes melodies listed here and play it once through. If you feel comfortable, improvise over the blues changes for the tune you have chosen (at least 1 chorus).  Then play the melody again once to finish the tune.

WE WILL POST RESULTS ON  MAY 31