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WKU Jazz Band Auditions


Spring 2021 Jazz Band Audition:

  • All instruments (section trumpet, alto, trombone, rhythm section) = m. 63 – m. 94
  • Lead Trumpet Excerpt (optional) = Choose 2 of the 3 excerpts

In addition, there will now be a SECOND Jazz Band due to the increased interest! This band will meet once a week on WEDNESDAY evenings 6:00 – 7:30pm.

Audition material for both Jazz Band I and Jazz Band II are the same material.

Please indicate in your email submission which jazz band you are most interested in - or if you would like to do both (i.e. play a secondary instrument).

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

            Jazz Band II = Wed, 6:00 – 7:30pm in IRH

Audition results will be sent via email.

Audition Music, PDF Download

Alto | Lead TrumpetSection Trumpet | Trombone | Guitar | Piano/Vibes | Bass | Drums


Recordings for reference:

Milesahead (Miles Davis, arr. Peter Blair) - Recording


Audition Instructions

  • You may use your cell phone, a computer, or a video camera to record your video. A cell phone or computer with Internet access will allow for ease of uploading to YouTube.
  • Make sure that YOU are visible from the front (head-on) in the video. Audio recordings without video are not acceptable.
  • Once you have finished recording your video and you are happy with it, upload your video to YouTube and designate it as UNLISTED (NOT PRIVATE or PUBLIC).
  • Submit your UnlistedYouTube audition in an email to Dr. Herbert (Sarah.Herbert@wku.edu) and include:
    • Email Subject = “Jazz Band Audition”
    • Body of Email:
      • Unlisted YouTube Link address
      • Your Full Name
      • Cell phone Number
      • Instrument
      • Major
      • Preference for Jazz I, Jazz II or both

Audition submissions are DUE by midnight on Friday, January 15th.

See below for further instructions:

  • You may use your cell phone, a computer, or a video camera to record your video. A cell phone or computer with Internet access will allow for ease of uploading to YouTube.
  • Make sure that YOU are visible from the front (head-on) in the video. Audio recordings without video are not acceptable.
  • Once you have finished recording your video and you are happy with it, upload your video to YouTube and designate it as UNLISTED (NOT PRIVATE or PUBLIC).  

To upload a video to YouTube:

  1. Create a YouTube Account (www.YouTube.com)
  2. Upload your audition video (A single video should include all scales and etudes).
  3. Go to your My Videos page.
  4. Select the video which you'd like to make an unlisted video.
  5. Click the Edit button to access the video's settings.
  6. Go to the Privacy section of the page.
  7. Select UNLISTED (NOT PRIVATE). This makes your video accessible to you and anyone that has the link.
  8. Save Changes
  9. Email audition link to Sarah.Herbert@wku.edu

If you have additional questions, feel free to email me: Sarah.Herbert@wku.edu

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 Last Modified 1/7/21