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)
    • Trombone
    • Trumpet
    • Drum set
    • Piano
    • Guitar
    • Bass Guitar
    • Vibraphone

    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):

    1.        Perform 12 to 16 measures of a pop or jazz piece of your choosing.
    2.        Sight-read a piece of the director’s choosing
    3.        Bb and Eb concert major scales memorized

    Drum set:

    1.        Rock beat
    2.        Swing beat
    3.        Sight-read

    GATEWAY JAZZ ENSEMBLE is a select performing group which meets: 
    Before school at 7:00 am, Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting on September 27th.