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Ballard Jazz Band Auditions 2016-2017
Auditions will occur on August 29 from 2-6pm, August 30 from 2-7pm, and September 6 (for those families out of town in August) from 2-5pm. The audition will consist of the four parts below. Please email Mr. James at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a specific time for your audition and he will get back to you with a confirmation of your time. Audition time slots will be ten minutes.
1) Chromatic scale from as low as you can comfortably play to as high as you can play and back down
2) 1-minute of anything you would like to play that demonstrates your jazz style and technique
3) A prepared excerpt, where you play the head of a tune and then improvise over the changes. It is important that your improvised solo demonstrate that you can follow the changes of the tune. Please choose one of the prescribed tunes.
Check out the many 2016 Summer Music Camps and Workshops in the region:
Please check into camps you may be interested as soon as possible, as many have discounts and deadlines before the end of June.
Incoming Freshman Information - Dates to Note:
Jazz Band Auditions: Aug 29th, 2-6 PM, Aug 30th, 2-7 PM
Band Camp: Sept 9-11, $160
Home Football Games (band participation): Sept 23rd, 7:45 PM Oct 7th, (Homecoming!) 5 PM Oct 21st OR 22nd Playoffs
Leavenworth Autumn Leaf Festival Parade: Saturday, Sept 24th, 6 AM-6 PM
Homecoming Marching Band Practices: Sept 26th, 6-8 PM October 5th, 6-8 PM Oct 7th, (in school field trip)
Marching Band and Women's Concert Uniform Fittings: Sept 1st after orientation, 12-3 PM & Sept 2nd, 9 AM- 1 PM
Men's Concert Uniform Fittings: Sept 13th, 3-5:30 PM
First Performing Arts Booster Meeting: Sept 13th, 7 PM
Homecoming Game and Halftime Show: Friday, October 7th, call time TBD
First Concerts - 7:30 PM, Performing Arts Center: Choir - Oct 26th, Orchestra - Nov. 2nd, Band - Nov 3rd
Performing Arts Spotlight Gala: November 19th.
View videos from the Choirs of America Festival at Queen's College HERE
Read the Ballard News-Tribune article HERE
Ballard Performing Arts in the news!
Click HERE to watch a news segment about BPA groups performing in New York City in back to back years.