Vocal Jazz Singers

Senior Band

Dennis Jones - Senior Band Representative

Rochester High School





Guest Conductor: Dr. Barry Houser, University of Illinois

Festival Repertoire:

Dance of the Jesters by Tchaikovsky/Cramer (Curnow Music Press)  

The Echo Never Fades by David Gillingham (C. Alan Publications)  

joyRIDE by Michael Markowski Markowski Creative)

Hands Across the Sea by John Philip Sousa (C.L. Barnhouse)


Audition Requirements:

* Etude Set 2 (37.3 KB)

*Scale sheet - tongued, 3 minute time limit Senior Scale Sheet

*Sight reading



Senior Percussion

Snare – 15

Timp – 15

Mallet – 15

Aux – 15

Sight Reading – 15


Senior Winds/Brass

Tone – 10

Intonation – 10

Technique – 10

Rhythm – 10

Musicianship – 10

Sight Reading – 10 

Scales – 10




1. Students may NOT audition for concert choir and concert band

2. As determined by the Board of Directors, etudes and scale sheets DO NOT have to be CLEAN COPIES

3. Auxiliary Instruments

a. Director must indicate in RNS the auxiliary option for their students. They will only have one (1) audition.

b. Students will audition on the primary instrument, to include scales, etudes and sight reading. They will additionally audition on the etudes ONLY for the auxiliary instrument.

c. Auxiliary instruments to be considered are:


oboe/English horn

Bb soprano clarinet/Eb soprano clarinet



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