High School Jazz Band

HS Jazz Band

2021-22

Clinician
Randy Crow, Maize

Important Dates
Sep. 12 - Audition Uploads begin
Sep. 26 - Audition Upload Deadline - $10 per audition - Use FS Invoice
Oct. 1 - Judging ends
Nov. 6 - Clinic & Concert @ Dodge City MS

Audition Excerpts
Excerpts may be downloaded from the KMEA website.
KMEA Jazz Excerpts

Etude #1 has been removed for the 2021-22 audition cycle. (updated Aug. 27, 2021)

Horns (Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Bari Sax, Trumpet, Trombone)
  • Full Range Chromatic Scale: Quarter Note = 120 BPM. In quarter notes play the full range chromatic scale. Slur ascending and tongue descending. Play the full and practical range for your instrument. A metronome will be sounded (8 clicks) to establish the tempo. Playing the correct tempo is part of your score.
  • Etude #1 & Etude #2 - Play the entire etude. A metronome will be sounded (8 clicks) to establish the tempo. Playing the correct tempo is part of your score.
  • Etude #3 - Play the entire etude then improvise one chorus with chord changes. This etude and improvised section will use a backing track. 8 clicks will sound to establish the tempo.
Rhythm (Piano, Guitar, Bass)
  • Etude #1 & Etude #2 - Play the entire etude. A metronome will be sounded (8 clicks) to establish the tempo. Playing the correct tempo is part of your score.
  • Etude #3 - Play the entire etude then improvise one chorus with chord changes. This etude and improvised section will use a backing track. 8 clicks will sound to establish the tempo.
Drums
  • Etude #1 Etude #2 thru Etude #4 - Play the entire etude. A metronome will be sounded (8 clicks) to establish the tempo. Playing the correct tempo is part of your score.
Clarification
There is one excerpt that does not have a backing track, and asks that it be played with a metronome. Please have 4 prep beats from the metronome, set in 4/4 time, in the recording before the student plays. This will help the judges know where beat 1 is and they can accurately judge subdivision and rhythmic counting. Students will play their pickups in those prep beats, ie, the trombone part begins on beat 4 before the first full measure. So the metronome will be going and the students will rest for 3 beats and play on beat 4.

Audition Recordings
Auditions will be submitted online using Festival Scores. Teachers may create their Director account and update their Director and Student profiles now.

Fee Payments
All fees must be paid using the invoices generated inside your director account in Festival Scores. An invoice from Festival Scores must be included with each payment to SWKMEA. Failure to include invoice(s) will result in a $15 fee assessed to your school (SWKMEA board action July 17, 2017).

Festival Scores information video
Directors should watch this short video to become familiar with the Festival Scores audition system.
Directors will need to activate the following Event Tags in Festival Scores

Horn AuditionsRJGDJYP
Piano/Guitar/Bass AuditionsCM262FG
Drum Set Auditions TVTLT6S
 
Chairperson
Jacob Wright
Liberal HS
PO Box 949
Liberal, KS 67905
w: 620-604-1200
Important Dates - HS Jazz Band
Aug. 29, 2021 - Sun
Mentoring Kick-Off Meeting
via Zoom, 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Sep. 26, 2021 - Sun
Audition Upload Deadline — HS Jazz Band
Nov. 6, 2021 - Sat
Clinics & Concerts — MS Band, MS Orchestra, HS Jazz Band
Dodge City MS

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