All District Jazz Auditions

There have been a few changes to the format for auditions for district and state jazz bands. The audition information is available here at the MOAJE website:

The clinicians have been selected, and they’re both great!

  • Gold Band will have Kris Berg – bio
  • Blue Band will have Joe Parisi – bio

The audition process will look like this:

  • Winds will play the head & one chorus of solo on both The Preacher & Kenny’ll Make It. Rhythm section instruments will play the melody first time, comp or walk second time, and improvise third time.
  • Winds will play the etudes with mp3 accompaniment. NO SOLOS. Rhythm section instruments should be prepared to perform with MP3 accompaniment with their track muted on the recording.
  • Drums should be able to demonstrate a variety of styles, including Samba, Bossa, Waltz, and Funk.

Here’s the schedule:

  •  Saturday, November 3 – Auditions at Staley HS
  • Wednesday, November 28 – Sectionals & rehearsal at Lincoln Prep (To be run by us district directors. Similar to the band’s first rehearsal, but with sectionals.)
  • Friday, December 7 – Rehearsal with clinician
  • Saturday, December 8 – Morning rehearsal with clinician. Possible afternoon sectionals, rehearsal, or clinics with the clinicians. Park Hill South HS
  • Saturday, December 8 – Concert at Park Hill South HS.