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 will be held both at SAHS. OMS and SMS.

To audition to be considered for placement in the SAHS Jazz Bands, you will need to prepare the following material.

  1.  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 2 choruses).  Then play the melody again once to finish the tune.
  2. 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 2 choruses).  Then play the melody again once to finish the tune.
  3. Sight reading – You will be asked to sightread a short excerpt from music played this year in the Stillwater Jazz Ensemble.

AUDITION SIGN UPS

Auditions take about 15 minutes.  You can sign up for an audition at the links below.

For auditions at Stillwater MS (May 29), click here

WE WILL POST RESULTS ON FRIDAY, MAY 31