Auditions for the BHS Jazz 2017-2018 school year

⇨ Signup Deadline Monday May 15th @ 7:00 PM ⇦

The information below will guide you through the BHS Jazz auditions for the 2017-2018 school years. Auditions are for all interested current 8th-11th grade students, and all students must read and follow these instructions.

Auditions are required for the following:

  • Jazz Lab I (“Three O’Clock Band”): auditions required for rhythm section only
  • Jazz Lab II (“Two O’Clock and Four O’Clock Bands”): auditions required for all students
  • Jazz Ensemble: auditions required for all students

Audition Process

There are 3 important steps each student must follow for his/her audition. Each step is required and contains all of the information you need about the BHS Jazz program, how to prepare for the audition, and most importantly, how to register for your audition time.

1. Band info and questions:

Each student must review the AUDITION FAQ. Visit this link and read the entire section for answers to all of your questions about the bands, instruments, preparation, and more.

2. How to Prepare:

NOTE: All sections except Rhythm can download/listen to the C Minor Blues or Afternoon in Paris music files after this section. Percussion has its own Manteca music file

For Brass instruments

  1. Download: Instructions for BHS Jazz Auditions 2017 – BRASS
  2. Download: Brass

For Rhythm instruments

  1. Download: Instructions for BHS Jazz Auditions 2017 – RHYTHM SECTION
  2. Download: Rhythm
  3. Solo Only percussion auditioners listen to: MantecaManteca

For Woodwind and String instruments

  1. Download: Instructions for BHS Jazz Auditions 2017 – WOODWINDS AND STRINGS
  2. Download: Woodwind and Strings

Play the music files here:

  1. C Minor BluesC Minor Blues
  2. Afternoon in ParisAfternoon in Paris

3. Audition Times

There is a two-step process to schedule your audition. 1) By visiting the link below you will first be asked to complete the registration form. 2) After you submit the form you will be provided with a link to the appointment scheduling site. Please make sure to complete both sections and confirm your audition time.

Click HERE to Register

Audition times are as follows:
Thursday, May 18th, 3:00 – 7:30 pm – Basses & Guitars
Tuesday, May 23rd, 2:45 – 9:00 pm – Saxes, Flutes, Clarinets, Violins, Violas, Celli
Wednesday, May 24th, 3:00 – 5:00 pm – Pianos & Vibes
Wednesday, May 24th, 6:00 – 9:00 pm – Drums and Percussion
Thursday, May 25th, 2:45 – 9:00 pm – Trumpets
Tuesday, May 30th, 4:40 – 8:00 pm – Trombones

Signup Deadline Monday May 15th @ 7:00 PM


Have another question not answered here? Please DO NOT email Ms. Cline, but instead send an email to mailto:berkeleyhighjazz@gmail.com

This email address goes to parent volunteers, so … please be patient! We WILL get back to you as soon as we are able!