High School Jazz Band
Membership Requirement
For a student to participate in KMEA honor groups the sponsoring teacher must be an active member of the Kansas Music Educators Association.

High School Jazz Band


Ben Rohrer

Dates and Deadlines
Sep. 4 - Audition Uploads begin
Sep. 28 - 11:59:59 PM Central Time - Audition Upload deadline. Late entries are not possible. - $5 audition fee per completed audition
Sep. 29 - Oct. 2 - Judging via Festival Scores. Participating directors are required to assist.
Nov. 4 - Clinic & Concert @ Hays High School - $15 participation fee per selected student

Audition Recordings
Auditions will be submitted as mp3 audio files online using Festival Scores. Teachers may create their Director account and enter student profiles at any time. It is important that audition recordings are uploaded by the deadline (Central Time). Late entries cannot be accepted. Directors will need to activate the following tag:

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. 28 at 11:59 PM CENTRAL TIME. 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. Each completed audition will incur a $5.00 audition fee. Please contact me if you have questions.

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)
mp3 file 1 - Excerpt # 1
mp3 file 2 - Excerpt # 2
mp3 file 3 - Excerpt # 3 (improv)
mp3 file 4 - Chromatic Scale

Rhythm (Piano, Guitar, Bass)
mp3 file 1 - Excerpt # 1
mp3 file 2 - Excerpt # 2
mp3 file 3 - Excerpt # 3 (improv)

mp3 file 1 - Excerpt # 1
mp3 file 2 - Excerpt # 2
mp3 file 3 - Excerpt # 3
Brad Persinger
Oberlin-Decatur Community HS
605 E. Commercial St
Oberlin, KS 67749
w: 785-475-2231
Important Dates - HS Jazz Band
Sep. 26, 2024 - Thu
Audition Upload Deadline — HS Jazz Band
$5 audition fee per completed audition
Nov. 2, 2024 - Sat
Mini Convention I
JH Choir, JH Band, HS Jazz Band
Hays HS
$15 participation fee per selected student

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