Auditions for Jazz Band and Jazz Lab Band

  • Students wishing to audition for Jazz Band or Jazz Lab Band should record a video of themselves performing the excerpts below (please make sure we can see you in the video, can hear you and can hear the play-a-long). Upload that video to your google drive and share the video with both, Mr. Dahl (mdahl@d204.lths.net) and Mr. Meiste (pmeiste@d204.lths.net). Video submissions are due by 8:00 a.m. on Monday, October 26 and rehearsals will begin Wednesday, November 4. Please remember that auditions are merely for placement and jazz band is a no-cut activity, so please just do your best!

    Please contact Mr. Dahl (mdahl@d204.lths.net) if you have any questions.

Saxophones, Trumpets & Trombones

  • First, please state your name and grade.Use the Billie’s Bounce (F Blues) play-a-long linked below.  Playing with the play-a-long, perform the melody of Billie’s Bounce (1 time only) and then improvise for 2 additional choruses.

Guitar & Piano

  • First, please state your name and grade.  Use the Billie’s Bounce (F Blues) play-a-long linked below (use the one for your instrument). Playing with the play-a-long, perform the melody of Billie’s Bounce (1 time only), comp the chords for one chorus and then improvise for 2 additional choruses.

Bass

  • First, please state your name and grade. Use the Billie’s Bounce (F Blues) play-a-long linked below (use the one for your instrument). Playing with the play-a-long, walk a bass line for 2 choruses, and then improvise for 1 additional chorus.

Drums

  • First, please state your name and grade. Perform each of the styles (for at least 8 measures) listed on the drum styles sheet linked below. Additionally, perform the swing style and trade 4’s with yourself for a total of 16 bars (play time for 4 bars, then solo for 4 bars, repeat).