District Jazz Band Dates for 2023-2024
November 6th, 2023: Auditions will be at Moberly High School in Moberly, Missouri (In conjunction with the All-District Concert Band Auditions)
February 10th, 2024: District Jazz Band rehearsal and performance in Kirksville, Missouri. Rehearsals and performance will be in Ballwin Auditorium. The concert will be at 6 pm and shared with the Truman Jazz Band.
This year’s clinician will be Mr. Denny McFarland, Director of Bands at Pattonville High School!
Northeast Missouri All-District Jazz Band Audition Requirements:
Winds (Saxophones, Trumpets, Trombones)
No scales are required.
“A Little of This (F)” from Blues In All Keys vol. 42 by Jamey Abersold
Winds will be required to play the melody and improvise a minimum of one chorus on “A Little of This (F)”.
MOAJE Etudes: “Swing” and “Latin”
Winds should perform the “Swing” and “Latin” etudes with the rhythm section MP3 accompaniment. This is Set 4 (2023-2024).
(MOAJE Etudes and the accompaniment tracks can be found on the MOAJE website under the Audition Materials tab.)
Rhythm Section (Piano, Guitar, Vibes, Bass and Drums)
“A Little of This (F)” from Blues in All Keys vol 42. By Jamey Abersold
Piano, Guitar, Vibes, and Bass will play the melody first time, comp or walk second time, and improvise third time on “A Little of This (F)”.
Drums do not play “A Little of This (F)” but instead should be able to demonstrate a variety of styles, including Samba, Bossa, Waltz, and Funk. A pdf of notated styles can be found on the MOAJE website under the Audition Materials Tab.
MOAJE ETUDES; “Swing” and “Latin”
All Rhythm section instruments should be prepared to perform with MP3 accompaniment with their track muted on the recording.
(MOAJAE Etudes and the accompaniment tracks can be found on the MOAJE website under the Audition Materials Tab.)
If you have any questions don’t hesitate to send me an e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Link to moaje.org for audition materials. We are on SET 4 for the 2023-2024 school year.
*Please note that for district auditions, we will NOT be requiring “Satin Doll” from Approaching The Standards by Willie Hill. If your student auditions for the All State Jazz Band, it will be a requirement. *