District Jazz Band Dates for 2022-2023
November 7th, 2022: Auditions will be at Moberly High School in Moberly, Missouri (In conjunction with the All-District Concert Band Auditions)
February 11th, 2023: District Jazz Band rehearsal and performance in Columbia, Missouri. As of right now, rehearsals and concert will be held in the Missouri Theater. The concert will be at 7 pm and shared with the Mizzou Jazz Band.
This year’s clinician will be Dr. Bill Richardson, Professor of Music at Northwest Missouri State University!
Northeast Missouri All-District Jazz Band Audition Requirements:
Winds (Saxohpones, Trumpets, Trombones)
No scales are required.
“Dr. Jay” 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 “Dr. Jay”.
MOAJE Etudes: “Swing” and “Latin”
Winds should perform the “Swing” and “Latin” etudes with the rhythm section MP3 accompaniment.
(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)
“Dr. Jay” 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 “Dr. Jay”.
Drums do not play “Dr. Jay” 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: email@example.com
Link to moaje.org for audition materials. We are on SET 3 for the 2022-2023 school year.
*Please note that for district auditions, we will NOT be requiring “I Got Rhythm” from Approaching The Standards by Willie Hill. If your student auditions for the All State Jazz Band, it will be a requirement. *