Vocal Jazz Singers

Senior Jazz Bands


Kyle Muskopf  - Senior Jazz Band Representative
Williamsville High School


Jazz Festival Conductors for Nov. 17 Festival, Hosted by Glenwood High School, Chatham IL

Jazz Band I- Jim Pugh, Univ of Illinois

Jazz Band II- Garrett Schmidt, SIUE

Band 2 Selections - Garrett Schmidt

Count Me In (obviously) billy byers

Days of Wine and Roses - Dave Barduhn

Living For the City - Stevie Wonder - John Wasson (https://marinamusic.com/product/living-for-the-city/)

Brush Taps - Louie Bellson/Mark Taylor

Cubano Chant - Mossman


Jazz Band III- TBD



 Clue's Blues, by Scott Ninmer   Doug Beach Publications/Kendor Music

 Jazz auditions will consist of:

            *All-State Required piece - see above


            *Improvisation (Jamey Aebersold Jazz Vol. I Track 8, Blues in F-2 choruses)

Senior Jazz Audition information

1. Auditions at the district level are separate. There are no group auditions. At the All-State level, students selected to the rhythm section will audition as a group, not individually and will need to be at the entire audition. There are no changes in the wind audition process.

2. Students selected for All-State Jazz that are interested in trying out for the Honors Combo will be required to solo over B flat rhythm changes. THIS IS AN OPTIONAL PART OF THE AUDITION and will be at the discretion of the auditioner and performer.

3. Alto, Tenor, Trombone & Trumpet audition on 1st part. Students are allowed to audition on a lower part if range is an issue. Bass Trombone audition on Trombone 4. 

4. Vibe players will audition on the guitar part (chording and single lines).

5. Drums-includes at least 2 styles (swing(fast/slow), rock, Latin (somba/bossa), funk, brushes(medium swing/ballads)


To be eligible for All-State, students must do all the above pertaining to their instrument.


WE STRONGLY ENCOURAGE those students just beginning in jazz or those who cannot yet improvise to audition for Jazz Band III for the experience. (Trumpets and trombones may do this on a lower part as well).

If you have a student that needs any sort of accommodations, please contact Karli McCann in advance so that the materials can be prepared as needed.  


If you are in need of a copy of the audition piece, please email Karli McCann with what part you need and a PDF will be sent. NO full scores or complete sets of parts will be sent!.


Any questions please do not hesitate to contact Kyle Muskopf.



Senior Jazz (Winds/Brass)

Part Accuracy prepared – 10

Technique prepared – 10

Rhythm prepared – 10

Interpretation prepared – 10

Sight Reading – 10

Stylistic Accuracy – 10

Improv – 20

Tone Quality – 10

Intonation – 10


Senior Jazz (Rhythm)

Part Accuracy – 10

Technique – 10

Rhythm – 10

Interp – 10

Sight Reading – 10

Stylistic – 10

Improv – 20

Stability – 20



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