High School Jazz Band

High School Jazz Band


Randy Crow

PLEASE encourage your students to audition for the District 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 Band which meets in December.

Jazz audition entries and recordings are due by Sep. 29 at 11:59 PM CENTRAL TIME. Festival Scores is used for audition management. Audition recordings must be mp3 format audio files. 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 contact me if you have questions.

Dates and Deadlines
TBA - Audition Uploads begin in Festival Scores. Audition Event Tags will be displayed in the table below.
Sep. 29, 11:59:59 (Central Time) - Audition Upload deadline. Late entries are not possible.
TBA - Judging via Festival Scores. Participating directors are required to assist.
Nov. 5 - 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.
Audition Excerpts
Excerpts may be downloaded from the KMEA website. ksmea.org/hsjazz/excerpts

Horns (Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Bari Sax, Trumpet, Trombone)
Full Range Chromatic Scale, Etude 1 & 2
No Etude 3 and No Sight Reading
Optional Improvisation

Rhythm (Piano, Guitar, Bass)
Etude 1 & 2
No Etude 3 and No Sight Reading
Optional Improvisation

Etudes 1, 2 and 4
No Sight Reading

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, TromboneTBA
Rhythm Section, No Drums - Piano, Bass, GuitarTBA
Randy Sauer
Wakeeney-Trego Community HS
1200 Russell Ave
WaKeeney, KS 67672
w: 785-743-2061
Important Dates - HS Jazz Band
Sep. 29, 2022 - Thu
Audition Upload Deadline — HS Jazz Band
Nov. 5, 2022 - Sat
Mini Convention I
JH Choir, JH Band, HS Jazz Band
Hays HS

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