Date: ongoing
Location: Virtual (live or recorded)

 

Auditioning for all sections

 

Email Mr. Shearer if you would like to audition, matthew.shearer@fcps.org
Upload video to your school Google drive account and share with email above.

 

ABOUT THE JAZZ ENSEMBLE: The MHS Jazz Ensemble meets as a class during the 2nd semester and performs at home basketball games and several evening/weekend concerts.

 

Repertoire for saxophones, trumpet, trombone, guitar and bass:

“Amen” from Jazz Conception by Jim Snidero:
Click your instrument to download music(.pdf): Alto, Tenor, Bari(alto music), Trumpet, Trombone, Guitar, Bass

Scales – C, F, Bb, G, D (note: these are not concert pitches, do not transpose for your instrument)

Right click and save as to download a mp3 of the etude to practice with:
Alto and Bari, Tenor, Trumpet, Trombone, Guitar, Piano, Bass,


Repertoire for drums:
Demonstrate the following styles alternating 4 bars of time with 4 bars of solo:

Fast Swing, Slow swing, Funk, Ballad, Jazz Waltz, and any Latin style

 

Repertoire for piano:

Choose something of your own that demonstrates your ability to play and read jazz music. Click here to download “Amen” from Jazz Conception by Jim Snidero as an example or to use as your audition.