Auditions for Jazz Band

PHS Red Raider Jazz Band Audition Guidelines
Auditions are held in the Spring of each year.
For more information, contact Ms. Koch at 822-6827 or krkoch@pulaskischools.org

 

Red Raider Jazz Audition Info

 Please sign up for a time to complete your audition with Miss Koch for the week of April 28th- May 2.

(Non-audition Jazz 2 &3 begin after the marching season wraps up in the fall.)

Winds (30 points possible)

Please prepare the excerpt (take a copy from Miss Koch) for your instrument. Here’s a recording to learn from. Please pay attention to style, swing, articulations, tempo, etc. 10points

Full Moon Blues Recording

You will also need to prepare to improvise for 12 bars on a Bb Blues

Concert Bb Blues Scale- Bb Db F F# G Ab 10points

Bb Blues Link

You will also need to sight read a short excerpt. 10points

 

Rhythm Section

Drumset Players (20 points possible)

Please prepare to play the various grooves as provided by Miss Koch 10 points

Latin, Swing, Rock

You will also need to sight read a short excerpt of a big band piece that includes fills and set ups.

10 points

Piano, Bass & Guitar Players (40 points possible)

Please prepare to play the excerpt provided for Full Moon Blues 10points

Please prepare to improvise (12 bars) and comp backgrounds (12 bars) for Bb Blues

Concert Bb Blues Scale- Bb Db F F# G Ab

Miss Koch has a hand-out with piano voicings for Bb Blues 10points

Bb Blues Link

You will also need to sight read a short excerpt of a big band piece with chord symbols and single line melody. 10points

Vibes (20 points possible)

Please prepare the excerpt of 500 Miles High 10points

You will also need to sight read a short excerpt. 10points

 

I can listen to you during the school day as long as I listen to any regular lesson play offs first. Please sign up for a day & study hall hour if this applies to you.

Otherwise, please prepare to have your audition after school from 4-6pm on Monday 4/28