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
Print and prepare the examples appropriate for each instrument. Take care to observe the tempo markings and articulation mark listed for each example. The scales may be transposed down or up to accommodate range.
Lester Leaps Jazz Scales (you may transpose as necessary)
STA In Comparison
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