San Mateo High School Symphonic & Jazz Band Auditions 2017-18
Symphonic Band is open to all students who have completed Concert Band at SMHS, and upperclassmen who have the consent of Mr Tribuzi. ALL INCOMING FRESHMAN who are interested in Symphonic Band MUST AUDITION for Mr Tribuzi on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 in the SMHS Music Building. Students may schedule an audition before that date, but results can not be confirmed until the end of the day on August 15th Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to set a time.
The audition will include ALL major scales (see "Scales" link…play the scales in a comfortable range in eighth notes to the ninth and back down), PLUS an etude/solo of your own choosing.
Jazz Band enrollment is by audition only. Jazz auditions will also occur on August 15 and will include all the Dorian scales (see "Scales" link…play the scales in a comfortable range in eighth notes to the ninth and back down), PLUS the following:
Saxes: Swing Etude #3
Trumpets: Swing Etude #2
Trombones: Ballad Etude #4
Base Trombones: Swing Etude #3
Piano: Swing Etude #4
Guitar: Swing Etude #2
Bass: Swing Etude #2
Drums: Swing Etude #5;
Also, demonstrate keeping a beat in these styles: Jazz/Rock, Funk, Samba, Shuffle, Bossa Nova and fast Swing. Auditions will be scored using the attached rubric (see "Audition Rubric" link).
Prior to the audition, all incoming freshmen must be enrolled in Marching Band, Concert Band, or BOTH. Results will be emailed out in the evening after everyone has auditioned, and will be posted in the music building in the morning.