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WKU Jazz Band Auditions


Fall 2022 Jazz Band Auditions:

All Jazz Band auditions will be held in the Instrumental Rehearsal Hall (IRH) on Tuesday, August 23rd from 2:00-4:00pm.

 

SIGN UP HERE for a 5-minute time slot.

 

Results will be posted outside of the IRH on the band bulletin board on Wednesday, Aug 24th.


Rehearsals will begin on Thursday, August 25th.

Jazz Band I = T/Th, 2:20-3:40pm in IRH

 


Required Audition Music:

 

Basie Straight Ahead (Sammy Nestico) Count Basie Orchestra:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5EIAWUuhBU

 

Alto 1

Bari

AUDITION SECTION FOR SAXES STARTS AT 2:32 – END

Trumpet 1

Trumpet 2

AUDITION SECTION FOR TRUMPETS STARTS AT 2:32 – END

Trombone 1

Trombone 2

Trombone 4

AUDITION SECTION FOR  TROMBONES STARTS AT 2:32 – END

Bass

AUDITION SECTION FOR BASS STARTS AT BEGINNING AND STOPS AT 1:46

Piano

AUDITION SECTION FOR PIANO STARTS AT BEGINNING TO 0:39, THEN 3:04 TO END

Guitar

AUDITION SECTION FOR GUITAR STARTS AT BEGINNING AND STOPS AT 1:46

Drums

AUDITION SECTION FOR DRUMS STARTS AT 1:46 – END

If you have additional questions, feel free to email: john.martin@wku.edu

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 Last Modified 8/3/22