High School Jazz Band

High School Jazz Band


The NCKMEA HS Jazz Band is selected by recorded auditions using the Festival Scores audition management system. Directors who have not already done so may create their accounts in the Festival Scores system and set up student profiles.

Festival Scores information video
Directors should watch this short video to become familiar with the Festival Scores audition system.
Important Dates
TBA - Directors may start uploading recordings to the Festival Scores website.
TBA - Recorded auditions must be uploaded by 11:59:59 PM on this date. Late entries are not possible.
TBA - Judging begins
TBA - Judging completed
TBA - Roster posted no earlier than this date
Oct. 29 - All fees due (audition & participation)
Nov. 6 - HS Jazz Band clinic & performance at Junction City MS

Excerpts & mp3 Files
Refer to the 2021-22 Excerpts page (when posted) for a detailed list of music requirements. Prepare audition recordings as follows:

  • Horns
    mp3 files TBA

  • Guitar/Piano/Bass
    mp3 files TBA

  • Drum Set
    mp3 files TBA

Festival Scores - Audition Event Tags

Directors, you will need to activate the following Event Tags in your Festival Scores Director account in order to upload audition entries.
Horn AuditionsTBA
Piano/Guitar/Bass AuditionsTBA
Drum Set Auditions TBA
Aaron Tompkins
Abilene HS
1300 N Cedar St
Abilene, KS 67410
w: 785-263-2630
Important Dates - HS Jazz Band
Aug. 25, 2021 - Wed
Downbeat Session
Manhattan HS Cafeteria
5:00 PM - Social Time
5:45 PM - Business Meeting
Sep. 21, 2021 - Tue
Audition Upload Deadline — HS Jazz Band
Oct. 29, 2021 - Fri
Participation Fees Due — HS Jazz Band, ML Band, ML Choir
Nov. 6, 2021 - Sat
Clinics & Concerts — HS Jazz Band, ML Band, ML Choir
Junction City MS

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