The man who disparages music as a luxury and non-essential is doing the nation an injury. Music now, more than ever before, is a national need.

Woodrow Wilson

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Kern County Honor Jazz Ensembles

Jazz Band and Vocal Jazz Ensemble

How do I audition?
1

Fill out the Google Form (found in the dropbox below) to register for auditions.

Paperwork

2

For both the jazz ensemble auditions, you will need to perform a jazz standard, an improvised solo over chord changes, and play required scales.

Choose your music

3

Find out where and when auditions are through the information sheet provided in the Dropbox folder below.

Get the info

4

Practice! Attend clinics provided by your district/music programs, take private lessons, and talk to your teacher about how to make your audition a success!

Practice!

5

Arrive at least 15 minutes before your audition time. Eat a good breakfast and make sure you have plenty of sleep the night before!

Audition

6

You will be notified by your director and can check online to see if you made one of the honor groups.

Wait for results

7

Congratulations! If you made it, plan on attending EVERY rehearsal and be sure to be prompt and on-time for each one. 

Attend all rehearsals!

Results