Registration for the 2021-22 season is open now.

Auditions will be held August 28th & 29th. See below for more information.

Audition Information

Audition Advice:

We look forward to hearing you play and want you to have a successful audition and experience. As you play through your audition, we will be listening/watching for the following:

  • Your sound and tone/touch
  • Your ability to read music
  • Ability to demonstrate a jazz or swing feel
  • Knowledge of basic scales
  • Basic knowledge of counting and playing rhythms (16th notes, triplets. etc.)

Your private music instructor and/or band director can be helpful to you as you prepare for this audition.

Audition Dates & Times:

  • 8/28 – 10AM-1PM: auditions for returning and/or more experienced students
    • 10am – Saxophones
    • 11am – Brass (Trumpet and Trombone)
    • 12pm – Rhythm Section (Guitar, Piano, Bass, Drums)
  • 8/29 – 12PM-3PM: auditions for students new to the program/less experienced
    • 12pm – Saxophones
    • 1pm – Brass (Trumpet and Trombone)
    • 2pm – Rhythm Section (Guitar, Piano, Bass, Drums
*NOTE: This date and time schedule allows directors to find the best placement for each of our musicians. Students may sign up for an audition during a day or time outside of the requested interval if they have previously scheduled commitments.

Audition Requirements:

1.) Students will be asked to play the ascending and descending concert B-Flat major scale. (Brass: two octaves if possible).

2.) Choose ONE selection from the following etudes. Students will be asked to perform the song two times through (take the repeat): First time: play the written melody, Second time: perform an improvised solo. When in doubt about improvising on the song, simply restate the melody, utilizing new rhythms and variations!

Level 1 – for beginning/intermediate instrumentalists

(based on the 12-bar blues in the key of concert F)

Level 2 – for intermediate/advanced instrumentalists

(based on the standard jazz song “On the Sunny Side of the Street”)

3.) You will be asked to perform a sight reading excerpt, to be chosen by the panel based on age/skill level.