Vocal Jazz Singers

Junior Jazz Band

Junior Jazz Representatives:


ILMEA District 7 Junior Jazz Band Representatives

Bryan Itzkowitz (Term ends 2018)

Holmes Middle School, Wheeling




ILMEA Jazz Division President

Craig Roselieb

Downers Grove South High School



June Summer Workshop Registration


August Summer Workshop Registration


Audition Date:                    Saturday, September 22, 2018

Audition Time:                   8:00am-3:00pm

Audition Location:             Round Lake High School, 800 N High School Drive, Round Lake Illinois, 60073

Audition Fee:                     $8

RNS Entry Deadline:          Thursday, September 13, 2018 by 11:59PM

Festival Date:                    November 17, 2018

Festival Lovation:             Waukegan High School, 2325 Brookside Avenue, Waukegan, IL 60085


Festival Conductors:         Roosevelt Griffin, Harvey Middle School

                                          George Andrikokus, Hinsdale Middle School


Band 1 Literature:

Manteca - Gillespie / arr. Steve Owen

Bringin’ Down the House - Larry Neeck

Perfect Storm - Larry Barton


Jazz Band 2 Literature:

Watermelon Man - Hancock / arr. Mike Kamuf

Fat Cat - Doug Beach

Orinoco Cocoa - Vince Gassi *  Songs found in the Audition packet

Participation Fee:$20 Per Student


Audition Material

NEW THIS YEAR: We will not be using the “Tootsie” melody nor the Jim Snidero Easy Jazz Conception etude. In lieu of this, we will use the Real Easy Book melody of “Sonnymoon for Two.”

1) Real Easy Book - 3-horn edition “Sonnymoon for Two”
(see chart for what each student will play for each chorus during their audition)



2) Excerpts from the selected pieces for the Jazz Festival


(links to the respective JWPepper pages included for ordering information)



*Selections for auditions



District 1 District 2 District 3 District 4 District 5 District 6 District 7 District 8 District 9