Student Eligibility

Students must be a member in good standing of their high school music organization. They have to attend all rehearsals and performances of their OkMEA All-State organization and abide by the Rules of Conduct. Students must be eligible academically under OSSAA guidelines at the time of auditions and at the time of the festival.

Deadlines and Fees

First Deadline – September 22, 2018
– $15.00 per student
Second Deadline – September 29, 2018
– $45.00 per student
Emergency Deadline – Contact Band VP
– $100.00 per student

Audition Dates

November 17
Midwest City High School

Entry Form – Before September 29
Online Entry Form

Emergency Entry Form – After September 29
Please download the Emergency Application, complete all information, and email a copy to the Jazz Ensemble Chair and Band Vice President. Print a completed copy to bring, with emergency audition fees, to the audition site and deliver directly to the Jazz Ensemble Chair.
Download the Emergency Audition Application

 

Horns, Guitar, Piano, Bass, Vibes

Etude No. 3 from Etudes for the Developing Jazz Musician by Will Campbell
Stonemill Music – www.stonemillmusic.com

Lead Trumpet:
Students who try out for lead trumpet must be in the top five trumpet scores to make the band

Bass Trombone:
The Bass Trombone will continue to be its own instrument category.

Drummers

Count Bubbas Revenge from the Gordon Goodwin Play-Along Series Volume 1
p31 Demo Track 9, Play-a-long Track 10

Drummers will also play sixteen bars each of the following styles:
Funk at 110 bpm
Swing at 110 bpm
Double-Time Swing at 220 bpm
Double-Time Swing Trading Fours (four bars of time, four bars of solo) at 220 bpm
Samba at 220 bpm
Jazz Waltz at 220 bpm

Drummers will play each sixteen-bar phrase in prescribed order, as one continuous etude, then after a short pause, play eight bars of swing ballad with brushes at 80 bpm

The audition site will provide a drum set. Students who want to use their own drum set need to set-up in the band room by 8:00am on the day of the audition.

Sight-Reading and Improv

Sight-Reading:
All students will sight-read following their prepared audition

Improvisation:
An optional improvisation audition can add up to give additional points to the overall score. Interested students will play two, twelve-bar blues choruses in the key of F. The accompaniment source for the audition is from Maiden Voyage, Vol. 54, track #10 Tootsie (Jamey Aebersold, Inc., www.jazzbooks.com). This separate audition is optional but strongly encouraged.

OCDA Choir Rhythm Section

The selected rhythm section for the jazz ensemble will also perform for the All-OCDA High School Jazz Chorus at the OCDA conference, held the week before the OkMEA Conference in January.

Steve Sharp, All-State Jazz Ensemble Chair

10101 Leeds Drive
Yukon, OK 73099
(405) 602-4997
ssharp@bethanyschools.com