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 

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)

Alto Sax



Tenor Sax





Please submit MP3s to Mr. Bina at your earliest convenience.

Song Audition Material        

Students should print off their respective pages. Prepare and submit electronically the following:
Lester Leaps In
Alto/Bari Sax: 81-93, 145-end
Tenor Sax: 81-101, 121-136
Trumpet: 17-32, 89-100
Trombone: 49-71, 81-92
Drum Set: Beg-17, 121-136
Guitar: Beg-9, 49-65, 137-144
Piano: Beg-9, 25-38, 89-105
Bass: 9-25, 113-128