Auditions (updated 10/9)

Auditions for the MHS Jazz Ensemble will be held on Monday, October 23 from 2:30 to 3:30 and Tuesday, October 24th from 2:30 to 4:30.

To schedule an audition time please email Ms. Szakal at or see her in person.

Auditions are open to all students enrolled in the band class at MHS and to any sending district band student. 

Winds and Brass Requirements:
1) audition etude from rehearsal A to rehearsal C
2) scales
– Alto/Bari Sax – A blues, D Blues, D dorian, G dorian
– Tenor – D blues, C blues, G dorian, D dorian
– Trumpet – G blues, D blues, C dorian, G dorian
– Trombone – F blues, C blues, Bb dorian, F dorian

Rhythm Section:
Drum set – 1) Etude beginning to rehearsal G 2) “Allshore Drum Grooves” page – swing, bossa, funk, shuffle

Bass – 1) Etude beginning to E 2) F blues scale, Bb blues scale, C dorian, F dorian (use trombone scale page)

Piano – Etude beginning to E

Guitar – Etude beginning to E

Etude Links

Alto/Bari Sax                Tenor Sax                Trumpet                Trombone              Drum Set                 Bass                 Guitar                   Piano

Scale Links (groove link for drumset)

Alto/Bari Sax                Tenor Sax                Trumpet                Trombone              Drum Set