High School Jazz Band

High School Jazz Band


NCKMEA In-Person mini-convention scheduled for Nov. 7, 2020 has been cancelled. Rosters will be published.
For 2020-21, the NCKMEA HS Jazz Band will transition to 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.
Sep. 1Directors may start uploading recordings to the Festival Scores website.
Sep. 22Recorded auditions must be uploaded by 11:59:59 PM on this date. Late entries are not possible.
Sep. 24Judging begins
Oct. 1Judging must be completed by this date.
Oct. 3Roster will be posted onto the NC website no earlier than this date.
Oct. 30All fees due (audition & participation); 2020-21: $5 per student to cover cost of auditions
Nov. 7HS Jazz Band performance at Junction City High School
Excerpts & mp3 Files
Refer to the 2021-21 Excerpts page for a detailed list of music requirements. Prepare audition recordings as follows:

  • mp3 file 1 - Chromatic Scale
  • mp3 file 2 - Unit 7 - Melody one time through
  • mp3 file 3 - Work Song - Play Melody twice through/ option of playing a solo for two more choruses. Optional Lead Trumpet/Bass Bone part - one octave scale and written part.
  • mp3 file 1 - Unit 7 - Follow directions provided
  • mp3 file 2 - Work Song - Follow directions provided
Drum Set
  • mp3 file 1 - Basie Straight Ahead Excerpt
  • mp3 file 2 - I'll Never Smile Again Excerpt
  • mp3 file 3 - Rio Rhythm Excerpt
  • mp3 file 4 - Fall Leaves Excerpt
  • mp3 file 5 - Voyage Home Excerpt

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 AuditionsVMZJTJG
Piano/Guitar/Bass Auditions7H9R9RF
Drum Set Auditions G2CMKJV
Bob Haselhuhn
Emporia HS
3302 W. 18th Ave
Emporia KS, 66801
w: 620-794-3894

Important Dates - HS Jazz Band
Aug. 26, 2020 - Wed
Downbeat Session
via Zoom
5:30 PM - Social Time
5:45 PM - Business Meeting
Sep. 22, 2020 - Tue
Audition Upload Deadline - HS Jazz Band
Oct. 30, 2020 - Fri
Participation Fees Due — HS Jazz Band, ML Band, ML Choir
2020-21 only: $5 per student (ML Band & HS Jazz) to cover cost of auditions
Nov. 7, 2020 - Sat
HS Jazz Band, ML Band, ML Choir Clinic/Concert
Junction City HS
In-person festivals are cancelled for 2020-21

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