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WKU Jazz Band Auditions

Fall 2021 Jazz Band Auditions:

All Jazz Band auditions will be held in the Instrumental Rehearsal Hall (IRH) on Tuesday, August 24th 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 25th.

Rehearsals will begin on Thursday, August 25th.

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

Jazz Band II = TBA (possible rehearsal time = Thursdays, 5:30-7:00pm)

Required Audition Music:


In the Mood (Joe Garland) Glenn Miller Orchestra: https://youtu.be/_CI-0E_jses


Section Trumpet

Lead Trumpet

*Lead trumpet must prepare both section and lead excerpts

Conga Drum in Swing

The Conga Drum in Swing: https://youtu.be/JbS70d1mdTo

Son Clave

  • Demonstrate Son Clave 2/3 and 3/2 pattern

Improvise on 2 choruses of 12-bar F Jazz Blues (concert key), medium tempo. Quarter=120. This is a great opportunity to learn/memorize/transcribe some of a solo (any instrument) from the recording. Here is a backing track with concert F changes.

Billie's Bounce (medium swing)

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

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 Last Modified 8/16/21