High School Jazz Band

High School Jazz Band


NWKMEA In-Person mini-conventions are cancelled for 2020-21. Auditions and nominations for honor groups will be held online. Rosters will be published.
PLEASE encourage your students to audition for the District Honor Jazz Band as we would like to have a full ensemble. Even if you don't have a Jazz Band in your school, they can still participate in this group! They can also be a member of the District Honor Band which meets in December.

The Jazz entry is due by Oct. 2 at 11:59 PM CENTRAL TIME. Festival Scores is used and the selections need to be uploaded in mp3 format. PLEASE play back your student's entry in Festival Scores to make sure you can hear the audio. Your school is not charged for the audition; only if the student makes the Jazz Band. Please email me or text/call me if you have questions.
Dates and Deadlines
Sep. 15 - Audition Uploads begin in Festival Scores. Audition Event Tags will be displayed in the table below.
Oct. 2, 11:59:59 (Central Time) - Audition Upload deadline. Late entries are not possible.
Oct. 5-9 - Judging via Festival Scores. Participating directors are required to assist.
Nov. 7 - NWKMEA Mini-Convention I @ Hays High School

Audition Recordings
We will use recorded mp3 auditions this year. Follow the link to Festival Scores and set up a Director account.

Festival Scores information video
Directors should watch this short video to become familiar with the Festival Scores audition system.

Festival Scores - Audition Events

Directors, you will need to activate the following Event Tags in your Festival Scores Director account in order to upload audition entries.

Audition EventEvent Tag
Horn Auditions - Saxophone, Trumpet, TromboneYVWWSZK
Rhythm Section, No Drums - Piano, Bass, Guitar27XFX9D
Randy Sauer
WaKeeney, KS

Important Dates - HS Jazz Band
Sep. 30, 2021 - Thu
Audition Upload Deadline — HS Jazz Band
Nov. 6, 2021 - Sat
Mini Convention I
JH Choir, JH Band, HS Jazz Band
Hays HS

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