High School Jazz Band
Membership Requirement
For a student to participate in KMEA honor groups the sponsoring teacher must be an active member of the Kansas Music Educators Association.

High School Jazz Band



Important Dates
Oct. 26 - Directors may start uploading recordings to the Festival Scores website.
Dec. 1 - Recorded auditions must be uploaded by 11:59:59 PM on this date. Late entries are not possible.
Dec. 6 - Judging completed
Dec. 8 - Roster posted no earlier than this date
TBA - All fees due (with invoice), $12 per audition, $15 per selected participant
TBA - Late fees due (with invoice), $30 per audition, $30 per selected participant
TBA - HS Jazz Band clinic & performance at Location TBA

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. There is also no use of metronome required. Follow the link to Festival Scores and set up a Director account.

Audition Event Tag
Directors will need to activate the following tag in their Festival Scores account:
Event Tag TBA

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:
Horns (Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Bari Sax, Trumpet, Trombone)
  1. TBA
Rhythm (Piano, Guitar, Bass)
  1. TBA
Drum Set
  1. TBA

Backing Tracks
Devin Burr
Manhattan HS
2100 Poyntz Avenue
Manhattan, KS 66502
w: 785-587-2100
Important Dates - HS Jazz Band
Aug. 28, 2024 - Wed
Downbeat Session
Manhattan HS
5:00 PM - Meal
5:30 PM - Meeting
Dec. 1, 2024 - Sun
Audition Upload Deadline — HS Jazz Band
$12 per audition

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