JAS Honor Jazz Band Audition Info
Jazz Aspen Snowmass’ Honor Jazz Band is an event that takes place Feb. 9-10 at Roaring Fork High School. Students from across western Colorado have the opportunity to audition. Eligible instruments are: alto sax, tenor sax, bari sax, trumpet, trombone, bass guitar, guitar, piano, and percussion (drum set). Mr. Lenio HIGHLY recommends auditioning for this event. It is always a super fun event and a great opportunity for students to play jazz, funk, rock, blues, and to meet other musicians from the valley and beyond.
To audition, students must record themselves playing two audition pieces (MS Funk and MS Jazz) and a chromatic scale. This can be done on a phone or computer. If students need assistance with recording, they can get help in the band room during lunch time.
Auditions must be submitted to Mr. Lenio by December 3rd.
Students who are interested in auditioning for Honor Jazz Band can listen to a series of recordings of each of the audition songs at a series of speeds from “very slow” to “very fast”. Students should start with the “ very slow” or “slow” until you’re ready to bump up to the next faster tempo.
To access the audition music, click here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1zf6MYEpPQQ_W8JcLrakSS07ndynWUBAM?usp=sharing
Please see Mr. Lenio with any addition questions.