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District 2 jazz auditions will be VIDEOTAPED this year.

Below are the directions for instruments and voices. There are several requirements for each.

AUDITIONS WILL BE VIDEOTAPED (directions here) ON Thursday, January 18 from 2:30-5:30 at Portland High. You may also make an appointment with Mrs. Sawtelle for a different time that week. Auditions take about 15 minutes. Students will pay $5 to audition, but that fee can be waived if necessary.

HERE IS A SAMPLE AUDITION

Here are the requirements for auditioning. The documents are in "Word," so if you can't open them, email sawtej@portlandschools.org. Please click on your voice or instrument below to find the links. You may download and print anything you like. The festival is in April in Yarmouth.

Tenors and sopranos
Bass or alto voice
Alto saxophone
Tenor saxophone
Baritone saxophone
Trumpet
Trombone
Drumset
Piano
Bass
Guitar


CONCERT ON DECEMBER 13 at 6:30. Jazz band is FIRST on the program!!!



Jazz band will meet during WHITE days Bulldog Block, followed by regular band. Students do not have to be in regular band (concert band) to be in jazz band, or vice versa. Jazz band will also periodically rehearse before or after school in preparation for concerts or festivals. Any instrument is welcome in jazz band, although students should be proficient in playing their instrument as well as reading music and/or chords. Check back for more information about selections for rehearsals and listening examples.

If you are interested in forming a jazz combo of your own in addition to jazz band, you can sign up for Bulldog Block "open studio" time. There are several events at PHS and in the community where a small jazz combo would be welcome, and I'm sure groups would be kept busy with informal performances.

TUNES TO LISTEN TO 

Smooth https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcUxrpIwuQ4
Smooth (HS jazz band) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hgiq0QUzd6I

Baby, It's Cold Outside   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bbuBubZ1yE
Baby, ICO (HS jazz band)  https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=10098801

Zoot Suit Riot   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pd5HqNEfaUA
ZSR (HS jazz band) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Zf4t-3fI94