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Week of August 28th


Jazz Auditions & Rehearsal Schedule

At Park High we are extremely lucky to have two complete big bands (as well as a jazz comb - with the potential to start another one, but more on that later)!

Jazz Ensemble is an auditioned band consisting of some of the finest musicians in our program.

This is a great opportunity for students to develop another side of their musicianship and possibly start on a secondary instrument! The Jazz Rehearsal schedule is hard to construct because of the high schools new calendar. Therefore, I will always post the schedule for the next two weeks so your family can plan accordingly. If there is an issue of getting to jazz rehearsal, please contact me in advance and we will make arrangements. For my first 3 years of high school, I bummed a ride to "0" Hour from a friend every day until I was able to get a car.

Auditions for this group are being held next week with the following schedule....

Week of August 28th

Monday - No Rehearsal

Tuesday - Brass and Woodwind Auditions, 7:20am

Wednesday - Rhythm Section Auditions, 7:20am

Thursday - No Rehearsal - Audition Results Posted

Friday - Jazz Ensemble/Rep Jazz

Week of September 4th

Monday - No Rehearsal

Tuesday - Jazz Ensemble

Wednesday - Jazz Ensemble

Thursday - Rep Jazz

Friday - Rep Jazz

Audition Materials

Students will play the following selection with the backing track provided...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBjk-Q4WCB4

Concert Pitch...

Bb Horn

Eb Horn

Bass Clef

Drum Set

Band Camp

For those who were able to attend, you know how much of a blast our first full-fledged band camp was. Because of your participation we were able to hit the ground running with our first football game this evening!

Thank you for your hard work and dedication to continue the exelence that defines this program. Here's to a great year!

Upcoming Events

August

- 25 Marching Band - Football (All Band) 6:30-9:30pm

September - 1 Pep Band - Volleyball (All Band) 4 and 6pm

- 8 Marching Band - Football (All Band) 6:30-9:30pm

- 12 Pep Band - Volleyball (All Band) 6:30 - 8:30pm

- 21 Pep Band - Volleyball (All Band) 6:30 - 8:30pm

- 22 Marching Band - Football (All Band) 6:30-9:30pm

October

- 6 Marching Band - Football (All Band) 6:30-9:30pm

- 14 MSU Marching Band Exhibition (All Band) 10:00-3:00pm

- 20 Marching Band - Football & Volleyball (All Band)

November

- 3 Livingston Jazz Festival (Jazz Ensemble and Rep Jazz)


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