2019 Jazz Audition Information
(Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Kats)


By auditioning for the jazz bands, you fully commit yourself to all jazz rehearsals and performances.  Absences from rehearsal will only be excused in cases of personal illness (absent from school), family emergency, etc.  School-related conflicts will only be excused if communicated in advance and approved by Mr. Budzinski.  Unexcused absences may result in the removal of the student from the jazz bands at the discretion of the director(s).

Auditions for Saxes, Trumpets, Trombones are Monday, November 18.

Auditions for Rhythm Section are Tuesday, November 19.


Audition information and music is below.  Be sure to read all instructions carefully. Do your best to prepare, but if you are unable to perform the materials in their entirety, play what you can.

  • Sign up for an audition time in the band hallway.

  • At the audition, be prepared to play the excerpt below.

  • If you are comfortable improvising, play an improvised solo over the F Blues progression play along below.

  • At the audition, turn in your Jazz Application (signed by your parent/guardian) and your $25 jazz fee.  

  • Ask Mr. B if you have any questions.

Complete and turn in this JAZZ APPLICATION


Audition music for Saxes

Audition music for Trumpets

Audition music for Trombones

Audition music for Drums

Audition music for Guitar

Audition music for Piano

Audition music for Bass