Jazz Ensemble

Participation is limited to traditional jazz instruments: saxophones, trumpets, trombones and rhythm section (bass, guitar, piano, drum set). This course is open to students from both STA and Visitation. The VISTA Jazz Band meets during zero hour for full ensemble and sectional rehearsals on select days. Students will study, prepare and perform jazz music from a wide variety of genres and historical periods. VISTA Jazz performs at three formal concerts and other school and community events. 

Audition Music for the Jazz Ensemble 

2017-18 Jazz Ensemble Audition Materials:

Please download, prepare and submit electronically from the material listed below.  If you are unable to submit electronically schedule an appointment with Mr. Bina to perform in person.

Alto Sax-measures 41-56
Tenor Sax-89-105
Baritone Sax-measures 89-105
Trumpet-measures Beg-16
Trombone-measures 97-end
Guitar-measures 49-57 and 97-105
Piano: measures 41-56
Drum set: measures Beg-24
Reference recording:


Submission due no later than Wednesday, September 20.