[BHS etree] JAZZ: Jazz Ensemble Auditions, Sep. 8-11
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Thu Sep 3 08:09:47 PDT 2009
Please do not contact the e-tree; contact Scott Dailey, Jazz and Choral Director, sdailey at berkeley.k12.ca.us
Attention, Jazz Players!
Auditions for the world-renowned Berkeley High Jazz Ensemble will be next week, September 8 – 11. All audition sessions will begin at 3:30 p.m. in room A201 (band room). They will be held by Scott Dailey (the jazz director) and outstanding Bay Area professional jazz players. A sign-up sheet will be posted on Scott's door – A206H in the music building. Auditions are open to all BHS students. The only way to get into this great band is to try out – so give it your best shot!
Here's the schedule:
Rhythm section (piano, bass, guitar, drums, vibes): Tuesday, September 8, hosted by Scott and Josh Jones
Trumpets: Wednesday, September 9, hosted by Steve Campos
Trombones: Thursday, September 10, hosted by Marty Weiner
Saxes, strings, flutes, other woodwinds – Friday, September 11, hosted by Dave Ellis and Dave LeFavre
Non-drummers will be asked to play the following:
Chromatic scale covering the range of the instrument
Various other scales (major, minor, blues)
12-bar blues improvisation (accompanied by a rhythm section)
Drummers will be asked to play a variety of grooves (swing, rock, funk, Latin, etc.) and demonstrate skill with both sticks and brushes. They will also be asked to accompany a soloist and to play a solo within a 12-bar blues format.
Jazz Ensemble meets 7th period and involves a significant time commitment outside regular school hours. We look forward to hearing you play!
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