All Shore Jazz Bands

Due to the current pandemic, all events, dates,

and locations are subject to change.

Directions to Jazz Bands Audition/Rehearsal Sites

2020 ASBDA Jazz Lab Band under the direction of Mr. Jose Manuez​

All Shore Jazz Bands

Audition Information

Eligibility

To be eligible to audition for the All Shore Jazz Band, you must be a student at an affiliated school. In addition, you must be sponsored by your band director.  Only a member-band director can sponsor a student for this ensemble. You must be a member of your school's jazz band and remain as such throughout your All Shore experience. Vocational students who attend a school without a music program may only be sponsored by their home public school’s music program after fulfilling the program’s membership requirements.


Before you decide to audition, you must make sure that you are able to attend all rehearsals and performances. Please review the calendar or the dates as listed below to see rehearsal and concert dates. Medically documented illness and performance in YOUR school's JAZZ Band are the only acceptable absences. Any other absence will result in dismissal from the group.

 

 

Attendance Policy

  1. If I fail to attend either the first rehearsal or the dress rehearsal I will be dismissed.

  2. I understand that Medical Documentation of an absence is required (doctor/school nurse note) at the beginning of the following rehearsal or I will be dismissed.

  3. If an absence is required due to a performance in my high school's corresponding ensemble, I understand that Documentation of the performance (sponsoring Band Director communication with All Shore Exec. Board prior to first rehearsal) is required or I will be dismissed.

  4. I understand that Perfect attendance is required to be considered for solos

  5. Tardy Policy

    • Tardy is arriving 15 minutes within the start time of the scheduled rehearsal.

    • Upon 2 tardies, a student MAY be dismissed. 

    • 2 tardies will count as an absence. 

    • Upon the 3rd tardy, the student WILL be dismissed.

    • 2 absences, no matter the excuse, will result in dismissal from the ensemble.

  6. If I am dismissed from the band or fail to meet my obligations as an All Shore member, I will be ineligible to audition for next year's ensembles (Jazz and Symphonic).

 

Performance Attire Policy

  • Boys: All Black long sleeve button down, black dress pants, your school's color tie OR black tie

  • Girls: Capped Sleeves, no backless clothing, no stilettos, black dress pants

  • All: No sneakers, no heavy perfume/cologne, no distracting jewelry

Audition Requirements

All students will complete a solo and a sight-reading portion.  

Solo - see webpage

ASBDA selects audition/solo etudes from a standardized set of method/solo books listed below. The student/auditioner will perform solo using an original, printed copy on the prescribed day of the audition.  Photocopies will only be accepted/permitted if accompanied with the original from which it was made.  Future solos will be selected from these books.  Therefore the student will be able to use them throughout four years in high school.  Students: please purchase the method book below appropriate for your instrument and learn the accompanying excerpt.    

Sight-Reading

 

All students will perform sight-reading as part of the audition.

A student who does not complete all three portions of the audition will be deemed unacceptable.  

 

Soloing

additional information

In order to play an improvised solo with the band...

  • All Solos are at the discretion of the ensemble director. 

  • All accepted students have the option of auditioning for improvised solos. 

  • The desire to do so must be indicated on the application.  

  • Perfect attendance is required to be considered for solos

 

Students and parents will direct all questions, regarding auditions, to their sponsoring director. 

Before clicking on the link, please read all above information.

In addition, please make sure you have the school director's code from your school's band director.

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