High School Jazz Band

High School Jazz Band


NCKMEA November Mini-Convention will be held at Junction City HS.
Craig Treinen, Washburn University

Important Dates
Sep. 6 - Directors may start uploading recordings to the Festival Scores website.
Sep. 30 - Recorded auditions must be uploaded by 11:59:59 PM on this date. Late entries are not possible.
Oct. 1 - Judging begins
Oct. 10 - Judging completed
Oct. 12 - Roster posted no earlier than this date
Oct. 29 - All fees due (audition & participation)
Nov. 6 - HS Jazz Band clinic & performance at Junction City HS

Audition Excerpts
Excerpts may be downloaded from the KMEA website.
KMEA Jazz Excerpts

Audition Recordings
Auditions will be submitted through Festival Scores in mp3 format. The chromatic scale (horns only) and each etude will be a separate mp3 recording submission. There will be no sight reading due to use of the Festival Scores system. Follow the link to Festival Scores and set up a Director account.

Festival Scores information video
Directors should watch this short video to become familiar with the Festival Scores audition system.
Audition Recordings
Record the following mp3 files for each audition:

  1. Full Range Chromatic Scale
  2. Etude 1 - Take The A Train
  3. Etude 2 - Somewhere Over the Rainbow + opt Lead Trumpet/Bass Trombone
  4. Etude 3 - Blue Bossa with play along track + Opt. Improv
  1. Etude 1 - Take the A Train
  2. Etude 2 - Somewhere Over the Rainbow
  3. Etude 3 - Blue Bossa+Play Along Track+Optional Improv
Drum Set
  1. Excerpt # 1 - Take the A Train - Drums/No Backing Track
  2. Excerpt # 2 - Somewhere Over the Rainbow - Drums/No Backing Track
  3. Excerpt # 3 - Blue Bossa - Drums/No Backing Track
  4. Excerpt # 4 - Funk/Rock Demonstration - Drums/No Backing Track

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 AuditionsNRT5C5H
Piano/Guitar/Bass AuditionsCFZMKHF
Drum Set Auditions KZYPYNL
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
Sep. 30, 2021 - Thu
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 HS

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