The Edmonds Community College Jazz Band is an auditioned ensemble meeting September through June, performing on campus and throughout the Northwest. We also participate at festivals both locally and nationally, including a recent trip to the 2014 Reno Jazz Festival. We will return to Reno in April 2015.
Jazz Band Auditions
Early auditions will take place during class from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday, May 29, and Monday, June 1. There's no need to sign up - just come on one of the two days. Additional auditions will take place the first week of class in the fall. Below, you will find links to audition details and materials, including music and an audition form in PDF format.
If you wish to audition for fall 2015 at another time other than the two days listed above, you may contact Jazz Band director John Sanders to schedule an appointment for another day and/or time (see below for contact information).
Accepting a chair in the Jazz Band assumes a commitment for the entire 2014-15 school year. All students will enroll in MUSC 133, Section A - Jazz Band. (Winter: MUSC 134, Spring: MUSC 135).
Arrive early and bring a filled out audition form (see below) and your instrument. Contact Jazz Band director John Sanders at firstname.lastname@example.org for any other questions.
You will perform the music below for your instrument and do some sight-reading. Also, if you wish to be considered as a soloist in the band, be prepared to solo over blues and rhythm changes. All pitched instruments should also be prepared to play any of the 12 major scales.
Rhythm section players, be prepared to play in a variety of jazz styles, including uptempo swing, shuffle, jazz waltz, funk, Afro-Cuban, samba, and ballad. Guitar amp, bass amp, and drum set will be provided. Bring sticks, brushes, and cables.
Please bring this completed form to your audition.
Follow instructions for your particular instrument/chair. Prepare the given sections.
Looking forward to meeting you all!