Auditions for the BHS Jazz 2018-2019 school year

 

The information below will guide you through the BHS Jazz auditions for the 2018-2019 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: auditions required for rhythm section only - but strongly recommended for woodwinds, strings and brass as well.
  • Jazz Lab II: 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:

For Brass instruments

  1. Instructions for BHS Jazz Auditions 2018 – BRASS
  2. Sheet Music Brass Audition Files
  3. Sound files: Mr PC and On Green Dolphin Street

For Rhythm instruments

  1. Instructions for BHS Jazz Auditions 2018 – RHYTHM SECTION
  2. Sheet Music Rhythm Audition Files
  3. Sound files: Mr PCOn Green Dolphin Street, and Manteca

For Woodwind and String instruments

  1. Instructions for BHS Jazz Auditions 2018 – WOODWINDS AND STRINGS
  2. Sheet music Woodwind and Strings Audition files
  3. Sound files: Mr PC and On Green Dolphin Street

3. Audition Times & Registration

There is a two-step process to schedule your audition.

  1. 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.

Audition sign up and times:

Tuesday, 5/22    Trombones    2 – 8 p.m.
Wednesday, 5/23  Trumpets   2 – 9 p.m.
Thursday, 5/24  Saxes, flutes, clarinets, violins  2-9 pm
Tuesday, 5/29  Drums and Percussion 3:30-6 p.m.
Tuesday, 5/29  Pianos and Vibes 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, 5/30  Guitars, 3:30 – 5 p.m.
Wednesday, 5/30  Basses  5:30 – 8 p.m. 

Signup Deadline: Thursday, May 17


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!