Date: ongoing
Location: Virtual (live or recorded)


Auditioning for Guitar, Piano, Bass, Drums, Trombone

Trumpets and saxophones are encouranged to register for Concert Band
and audition next year.


Email Mr. Shearer if you would like to audition,
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:

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

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

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 styles listed below.

For each style, play 4 measures of time, 4 measures of solo, 4 measures of time, 4 measures of solo into an appropriate ending.

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.