Gateway Jazz Band
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The Jazz Band is a select performing group that meets at 7:00 AM in the band room on Tuesday and Thursday. All instruments are welcome to participate in the jazz band, but the "traditional" jazz instruments are as follows:
- Saxophone (alto, tenor, bari)
- Drum set
- Bass Guitar
Auditions will be held on the following dates:
Woodwinds: Tuesday, Sept 20th
Brass: Wednesday, Sept 21st
Rhythm Section: Thursday Sept 22nd.
Jazz auditions will consist of the following (except drummers):
- Perform 12 to 16 measures of a pop or jazz piece of your choosing.
- Sight-read a piece of the director’s choosing
- Bb and Eb concert major scales memorized
- Rock beat
- Swing beat
GATEWAY JAZZ ENSEMBLE is a select performing group which meets:
Before school at 7:00 am, Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting on September 27th.