JAS Honor Jazz Band Information
The audition material for this year's Jazz Aspen Snowmass Honor Jazz Band has just been released. Students who audition and are selected will participate in the Honor Jazz Band event on Fri/Sat, February 9-10, at Roaring Fork HS. They will combine with students from over 15 school districts across the Western Slope, rehearse for two days, and perform rock, swing, blues, and funk in a concert the night of Feb. 10th. There will be four jazz bands - Band 4 is for middle schoolers, Band 3 is for young high schoolers and advanced middle schoolers, and Bands 1 and 2 are usually the most advanced high schoolers. The deadline to submit is Dec. 4-- don't wait UNTIL Dec. 4!
Who is eligible?
Any middle school or high school student. The only limitation is that they must play one of the following instruments:
- Alto, Tenor, or Bari Sax
- Trombone (baritone could audition as well)
- Bass Guitar
- Drum Set
- Electric Guitar
How do students audition?
Students will need to record themselves playing three things: 1. MS Rock Audition 2. MS Swing Audition 3. Chromatic Scale.
To get help learning their audition music, students can always stop by the band room during lunch time for some extra help.
- The MS Rock and MS Swing audition music can be found in this folder: Audition Music
Why should I audition?
Practice recordings can be found here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1LYrjAOG66RSY8XUHihRd3yZt0dW4hG8s?usp=sharing
Audition music PDFs can be found here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B6x9zJyvh9vmeThfSVZJcjBtams?usp=sharing