Audition Process for 2019-20
9/4/19 Jazz audition material available on the school website
9/9/19 Sign up for an audition time after school, help available after school each day this week 2:15-3:25
9/16/19 Auditions after school every day this week
9/23/19 Jazz band moves to zero hour with full rehearsals
Jazz Band Audition Requirements
Play all 12 major scales. Drum set exempt from this requirement.
Play the melody of any well-known jazz standard from memory.
Play the prepared audition piece. Follow the link below for your instrument.
Name at least two well-known, living jazz players of your instrument. These should be artists that you have heard.Name two additional historical players of your instrument, one of which is known for big band playing and one known for solo/combo work.Play a chromatic scale the full length of your horn up and down demonstrating good air support, tone, flexibility and range.
Drummers Only: Be prepared to demonstrate good time keeping in a variety of styles – swing, shuffle, Latin, and ballad. Be able to demonstrate the “feathered” bass drum technique. Bring sticks appropriate to the style you are playing.
A complete list of all NTHS Jazz Band events can be found on the calendar of events page.