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


Steve Lueth

Important Dates
TBA - Directors may start uploading recordings to the Festival Scores website.
Sep. 28 - Recorded auditions must be uploaded by 11:59:59 PM on this date. Late entries are not possible.
Oct. 8 - Judging completed
Oct. 11 - Roster posted no earlier than this date
Oct. 27 - All fees due (with invoice), $15 per audition, $15 per selected participant
Nov. 4 - Late fees due (with invoice), $30 per audition, $30 per selected participant
Nov. 4 - 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. There is also no use of metronome required. Follow the link to Festival Scores and set up a Director account. The tempo of Etude 3 should not be modified in the submitted recording.

Audition Event Tag
Directors will need to activate the following tag in their Festival Scores 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
  3. Etude 2 w/ optional lead trumpet or bass trombone at the end as part of this mp3 file
  4. Etude 3 w/ audio backing track
  1. Etude 1
  2. Etude 2
  3. Etude 3 w/ audio backing track
Drum Set
  1. Excerpt # 1
  2. Excerpt # 2
  3. Excerpt # 3 - NO backing track, just drum set recording
  4. Excerpt # 4

Devin Burr
Manhattan HS
2100 Poyntz Avenue
Manhattan, KS 66502
w: 785-587-2100
Important Dates - HS Jazz Band
Aug. 30, 2023 - Wed
Downbeat Session
Manhattan HS
5:00 PM - Meal
5:30 PM - Meeting
Sep. 28, 2023 - Thu
Audition Upload Deadline — HS Jazz Band
$15 per audition
Oct. 27, 2023 - Fri
Participation Fees Due — HS Jazz Band, ML Band, ML Choir
$15 participation fee per selected student
Nov. 1, 2023 - Wed
Alternate Auditions (for students with KSHSAA conflicts or National/State FFA Band only)
Location TBA
Nov. 4, 2023 - Sat
Clinics & Concerts — HS Jazz Band, ML Band, ML Choir
Junction City HS

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