• Middle School (6,7,8) Audition Directions

     

    Winds, Piano, Guitar, Vibes (No scales for bass)

    Chromatic Scale: Lowest note to highest comfortable note and back down. Perform at a comfortable tempo.

     

    Drummers (Play in following order)

    Even 8th Rock and Funk groove.

    Four bars of swing time feel (quarter note = 160) alternating with four bars of solo, thirty-two bars total.

    Four bars of Samba groove (half note = 100) alternating with four bars of solo, thirty-two bars total.

     

    Etudes Please play the etudes in any order

    • Saxophones (separate for alto, tenor, and bari): Swing, Ballad, Latin

    • Trumpets: Swing, Ballad, Latin, (Lead Trumpet performs passages marked as such)

    • Trombone: Swing, Ballad, Latin, (Lead Trombone performs passages marked as such)

    • Bass trombone performs bass trombone etude

    • Piano: Swing, Ballad, Latin

    • Guitar: Swing, Ballad, Latin,

    • Bass: Swing, Ballad, Latin (If possible please perform swing on acoustic and Latin on electric)

    • Drums: Swing, Ballad, Latin

    • Vibes: Swing, Ballad, Latin

     

    Improvisation (All instruments except drums)

    • Brass/ Saxophone players: Play the head and solo over 2 choruses

    • Piano/Bass/Guitar/Vibes: Play the head, comp for 1 choruses and solo for 2 additional choruses