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Senior Jazz - Band

The SIUE Department of Music will be holding its 3rd Annual ILMEA Audition Clinic Event at Dunham Hall on Wednesday, September 21st at 4:30-6 pm. Please contact Dr. Dan Smithiger at if interested.


Required Selection (State Line Strut, Ellen Rowe, Kendor Music Publications #43422
Sight Reading Excerpts
F Blues, improvisation, Jamie Aebersold Playalongs, Volume 1, Track 8




Jazz Band I      Kris Berg-Recoding Artist, Composer   

State Line Strut- Ellen Rowe

Narnian Dance- Kris Berg

Perspective- Kris Berg

Big Dipper- Thad Jones

Ascending- Fred Sturm


Jazz Band II      Dan Schunks-North County High School (MIssouri), retired  

Two Hearted River- LaBarbara

My Romance- arr. Mark Taylor

Manteca- arr. Mike Tomaro

Count Bubba- arr. Paul Murtha

Fly Me to the Moon- Sammy Nestico

Senator Sam- Ernie Wilkins


Jazz Band III      Jim Childers- Marion Junior HIgh School

Better Get it in Your Soul- arr. Ralph Ford

Caravan- arr. Sweeney

Flight of the Foo Birds- arr. Peter Blair

C Jam Blues- arr. Rick Stitzel

Sideways Walking Dog- Zach Smith


Junior High Jazz Band     Mike Steep- O'Fallon, Mo

Orange Sherbert- Sammy Nestico

The Second Time Around- arr. Billy Byers

Cold Duck Time- arr. Mark Taylor

Kickin' It- Ron Sikes

Cissy Strut- arr. Roger Holmes





Jazz Division Rep.                                            

Mark A. Tessereau

Belleville East High School

2555 West Blvd.

Belleville, IL 62221

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