The February application deadline for the 2018 UW Honors Jazz Band has passed and personnel selection is complete; however, we are still accepting applications to fill a trombone chair. There is no application fee.
Open to any saxophonists, trumpeters, trombonists, and rhythm section players who are currently enrolled in grades 9-12 and are currently participating in their school's jazz ensemble, or who graduated at the end of this year's fall semester.
Auditions are scheduled in 10-minute slots. Students are asked to perform one prepared jazz piece of their choice (such as a jazz standard, a solo transcription, or a section part from your high school big band) and sight-read a short passage of a big band part. Optional: improvise over a 12-bar blues in F (concert) or a jazz standard.
Drummers: the drum set audition consist of one prepared jazz piece of your choice (such as a jazz standard with or without improvisation, a solo transcription, or a section part from the big band repertoire; a short sight-reading passage of a big band part) and playing a few different jazz grooves (ballad with brushes, medium swing, uptempo swing, Latin)
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