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Jazz Ensembles: Spring 2019 Band Auditions

Both jazz bands meet on Tues/Thurs from 12:30-1:45. The course is MUP 139 (freshmen/soph) MUP 339 (junior/senior) MUP 539 (graduate students)
There is a zero credit option for those who have been in jazz band for 6 semesters.

The Axes jazz band will tour to Houston Friday, April 12-Sunday, April 14, and Friday, April 26 (Extravaganza). Dates for both bands: March 1, 7-11 p.m., April 24 (evening dress rehearsal), and 25 (7:30 concert).

AUDITION DAY/TIMES

First day of classes, Jan. 22, 2019
9:00-11:00 and 12:30-3:30. (Drums 1:15-1:45 in drum studio.)
Sign-up sheet posted on Dr. Scott’s door, M253.

AUDITION MUSIC

Everyone Optional: Improvise on 2 choruses of 12-bar F Jazz Blues (concert key). Quarter=180.

Arbiters of Evolution by Maria Schneider
Swing eighths, quarter=150 unless otherwise stated
Alto=mm36-64 with optional flute part mm68-76
Tenor=mm1-43 with optional part mm44-49
Bari=mm35-59 with optional part continuing to m80
Trumpet=mm26-54, to audition for lead add mm55-79 and play your G scale as high as possible.
Trombone=mm217-278 only to audition for lead, mm237-278 to audition for section
Bass Trombone=mm18-50
Piano=mm17-68
Guitar=mm1-48 (bottom line)
Bass=mm1-68
Drums=mm 88-156

Audition Music

Accordian
Alto
Bari
Bass
Bass Trombone
Drums
Guitar
Piano
Tenor
Trombone
Trumpet