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 21, 2019
– $15.00 per student
Second Deadline – September 28, 2019
– $45.00 per student
Emergency Deadline – Contact Band VP
– $100.00 per student
Midwest City High School
Entry Form – Before September 28
Online Entry Form
Emergency Entry Form – After September 28
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
Audition Material can be purchased directly through the OKJE website.
Etudes for the Developing Jazz Musician
by Will Campbell
Etude No. 1
Note: Students who audition on upright bass may take the low D# in m9 up an octave to fit the range of their instrument.
Students who try out for lead trumpet must be in the top five trumpet scores to make the band
The Bass Trombone will continue to be its own instrument category.
Gordon Goodwin Play-Along Series Volume 1
Swingin’ For the Fences
(Demo Track 1, Play-Along Track 2)
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
All students will sight-read following their prepared audition
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.