Coal City Bands

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2015 Winter Concert

2015 Winter Concert

Jazz Band Auditions

Students auditioning wishing to have solos must play 3 choruses of improvised Bb Blues over the recorded track in addition to the requirements below. Download the Bb blues track here.

Winds (Saxes, Trumpet, and Trombone):

  • 7 Blues scales with arpeggios (2 minute time limit)

  • Jazz excerpt Stellar*, Measures 1-32, with the recorded accompaniment track.

  • Sight Reading

Piano, Guitar, Bass:

  • 7 Blues scales with arpeggios (2 minute time limit)

  • Jazz excerpt Stellar*, Measures 1-32, with the recorded accompaniment track.
    • Play once through solo as written.
    • Play once through walking/comping over the changes.
  • Sight Reading

Drums:

  • Applicant must demonstrate rhythmic and “groove” competency in the following musical styles: Moderate Swing, “Double Time” Swing, Funk/Rock, and Bossa Nova. Lessons on the styles are available at the following link.

  • Jazz excerpt Stellar*, Measures 1-32, with the recorded accompaniment track.
    • Play once through solo as written.
    • Play once through fill/comping over the changes.

Blues Scales (.pdf)

Alto & Bari Sax

Tenor Sax

Trumpet

Trombone

Piano

Guitar

Bass

Excerpt Music (.pdf)

Stellar PDF

Excerpt Audio (.mp3)

Alto/Bari Sax with solo w/o solo

Tenor Sax with solo w/o solo

Trumpet with solo w/o solo

Trombone with solo w/o solo

Piano with solo w/o piano

Guitar with solo w/o solo

Bass with solo w/o solo

Drums with solo w/o solo

Cameron Kotovsky, Director of Bands

ckotovsky@coalcityschools.org

815.634.2396 x1942

Coal City High School

655 West Division Street

Coal City, IL 60416