2018-2019 PSHP BAND ENSEMBLE AUDITION INFORMATION: Jazz Ensemble

Auditions for Jazz Ensemble*

AUDITION TIME: Aug. 17th, 11am-noon, upstairs, please arrive at 11am.

Should be 14 years old and up

*Jazz Ensemble Members should also be a member of another large ensemble appropriate to their instrument or secondary instrument.

Wind/Brass Instruments:  Book3 – pg 19, #91,  pg 40 #177, pg 41 #181

Drum Set:  demonstrate a 4/4 swing pattern on set, and straight rock beat, ability to count and either clap or play rhythms from Book 3 #177 or #181

Bass Guitar:  play a walking bass line (email Dan Updegrave; dan@myroadchurch.com for an example), demonstrate knowledge of reading bass cleff notes.

Rhythm Guitar:  Demonstrate chord knowledge, scale knowledge, bring one prepared chord style piece

Piano: Demonstrate scale knowledge, chord knowledge, bring a prepared piece – preferably jazz or contemporary style.  Will also sight read a simple piano piece.

Feel free to email Dan Updegrave; dan@myroadchurch.com with any questions.