Jazz Ensemble I Auditions
Here are our openings in the Jazz I Band for the 2019-2020 school year. We are currently looking for:
- Alto Sax – 1
- Tenor Sax – 1
- Trumpet – 2
- Trombone – 1
- Bass – 1
- Drumset – 1
Auditions will take place June 11-12 and again September 9-10 (if needed or there are spots still available; read audition info packet for specifics). Regular Jazz I Rehearsals will begin Monday, September 16 at 7:00am
- Jazz I Audition Info Packet 2019
- Jazz Band Audition Music is the same as ALL NW 2019 Audition Music – PDF of ALL Audition Music
- Piano & Guitar – Aebersold 2 – Track 5 – Treble Clef
- Bass – Aebersold 31 – For Once I Loved – Bass Clef
Jazz Combo – Combo rehearsals will start right away.We are already amassing gigs to play at. Please contact Mr. Stai if you are interested in Jazz Combo.
Jazz Ensemble 2 will begin mid-November with no audition necessary as long as you are enrolled in a band class.
Jazz Band I
Jazz Band I is composed of a select group of advanced students that perform a wide variety of jazz literature. The jazz style and improvisational techniques are explored, developed and refined. The Jazz Band performs at regional festivals and competitions in the winter and spring. In addition to performing standards, the jazz ensemble is always experimenting with newly composed jazz material from internationally known artists.
Jazz Band II
Students in Jazz Band II will perform a wide variety of jazz literature while developing basic Jazz technique. Non-traditional instruments such as flute, baritone etc… will be admitted to this group. Jazz style and improvisational techniques are explored, developed and refined. In addition to performing standards, Jazz Band II is also experimenting with newly composed jazz material from internationally known artists.
Jazz II Timeline:
- Jazz II Signups will start the 1st week of November
- Jazz II Rehearsals will begin November 30th.
Jazz II begins on Monday, November 30th at 7am in the PAC. I am excited to say that Nathanael Ankeny, a saxophone player and jazz professor at George Fox University, will be leading the Jazz II program again.
Jazz II will meet 3 times per week, Monday-Wednesday-Friday from 7:00-7:50am. We are not holding auditions for this ensemble. Jazz II is open for currently enrolled band students who are interested in learning or developing their skills on a jazz instrument. We are looking for students who have a good attitude, willing to practice, and show up on time three times a week.
Jazz II will perform about 4 times during the school year in 2015. Our first performance will be at the West Salem Jazz Festival on Saturday, February 6th.
If you are interested, please sign up on the signup sheet located on the cabinet inside the band room.
Looking forward to getting it going and having Nathanael Ankeny on board again. We’re lucky to have him! See you the morning of Monday, November 30th at 7am in the PAC!