Junior Instrumental Jazz Auditions

Click Here for D9 Junior Jazz Audition Materials

1. Prepared Selection 1

  • Winds/Vibes: Now’s the Time - Head Chart

    • Students will be asked to play a total of 3 choruses: The head (Now’s the Time), 12 bars of F Blues Improvisation, and the head again.

    • Click Here for a Now’s the Time play-along track

  • Rhythm: ILMEA Rhythm Section Audition Blues Tune (Click Here to View)

    • Click Here for audio sample of c minor Blues (Bass & Drums Only)

    • Click Here for audio sample of c minor Blues (Piano & Drums Only)

2. Prepared Selection 2

3. Prepared Selection 3

*Trumpet and Trombone players will have option to play excerpts down an octave for a reduced score*

Senior Instrumental Jazz Auditions

Please visit the Instrumental Jazz Division Page for audition material.

District 9 Senior Jazz Students will also prepare an additional required selection from Jim Snidero Jazz Conception Series:
**2019: Lunar
2020: Friends
2021: Great Love

Combo Auditions:
Combo auditions are separate from big band auditions. You must audition for big band in order to audition for the combo. (All material taken from Jamey Aebersold Jazz Improv Series)

Lullaby of Birdland (Volume 40)
Love for Sale (Volume 40)
Satin Doll (Volume 54)
Cantaloupe Island (Volume 54)

I Know That You Know (Volume 40)
Solar Flair (Volume 54)
Footprints (Volume 54)
Doxy (Volume 54)

Days of Wine and Roses (Volume 40)
Softly as in a Morning Sunshine (Volume 40)
Song for My Father (Volume 54)
Autumn Leaves (Volume 54)

Senior Vocal Jazz Auditions

Please visit the Vocal Jazz Division Page for audition material.