All Shore Jazz Bands

Due to the current pandemic, all events, dates,

and locations are subject to change.

Important Links for the 2020 All Shore Jazz Season

ASBDA Jazz Band Registration Fee

Auditionees must complete and submit the Registration Fee AFTER completing the below Registration Form.  Please see home school Band Director with questions about this process.

Flip Grid - to record audition video

Audition number and join code will be distributed to auditionees once all registrations have been processed 

Smart Music -  used for all accepted ASBDA accepted Jazz members

Log in Information will be provided at the conclusion of the audition process by your home school Band Director

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 band program 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. Students shall attend all rehearsals, unless an excuse is necessitated by: accident, death in the family, or performing, on an instrument, in a performance by their school's Jazz Band or an NJMEA sponsored instrumental activity.

  2. Any unexcused absence or more than one excused absence shall result in the student being dropped from the band.  

  3. A student who fails to attend EITHER the first rehearsal or submit recordings, as scheduled throughout the experience, will be dismissed from the band.  

  4. If ill, Medical Documentation of the absence is required (doctor/school nurse note) prior to the next rehearsal or the student will be dropped from the band.  Students should email the documentation to asbdanj@gmail.com.  

  5. If an absence is required due to a performance, on their instrument, by their school's Jazz Band or an NJMEA sponsored instrumental activity, documentation of the performance (either sponsoring Band Director letter or Director communication with All Shore Executive Board prior to first rehearsal) is required or the student will be dropped from the band.  

  6. Perfect attendance is required, to be considered for solos.

  7. Tardy Policy

    • Tardy is arriving or logging in 20 minutes or later beyond the scheduled start time.

    • Upon 2 tardies, a student MAY be dismissed. 

    • 2 tardies will count as an absence. 

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

  8. A student dropped from the band, other than for approved excused reason, shall be ineligible to audition for any All Shore honors band for a period of twelve months. 

 

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 linked above. 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 their four years in high school.  Students: please purchase the method book appropriate for your instrument and learn the accompanying excerpt.    

Sight-Reading

 

For 2021 audition only

24-hour Etude - All students will perform an etude that is posted on the All Shore website 24 hours before the audition window opens. Students must perform this as part of their audition, in lieu of sight-reading.

A student who does not complete both 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.

ASBDA - A venture of the band directors of Monmouth and Ocean Counties (NJ) to provide musical opportunities for our students as well as professional growth for educators.

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