2018-19 Audition Materials
Auditions will be held at the AFHS Band room on Feb. 27th from 3:00-4:30 PM. Come prepared to play the following tune along with the play along track. Practice with the track for best results.
Play along track Time after time
Altos and Bari (Eb)
Tenors and Trumpet (Bb)
Trombones (C Bass Clef)
Rhythm Section (C Treble Clef)
All Instruments except Drumset: Play head, Solo, embellished head. Be prepared to play any scales that you know. Major, Dorian, Mixolydian, Blues, pentatonic etc. If you don't know them, don't worry, we'll teach you!
1. Sing the melody to "Time after Time" using the play along track above. Sing the verse one time all the way through, the second time, scat.
2. Sing one jazz standard of your choice and style using a minus track or karaoke track.
Drums: Play 16 measures of the following styles
Jazz Band 2017 Audition Material- Play head, 2 choruses, and the head
AF Advanced Jazz Band advances to the State Festival
BYU 2016 Ellington Jazz Festival Judge Comments
State UMEA Jazz Festival 2015
Advanced Jazz: I, I, I Intermediate Jazz: I-,II+, II-
Intermediate Jazz Playlist:
Honeysuckle Rose ……Thomas “Fats” Waller arr. Yasinitsky
Someone To Watch Over Me …...…Gershwin arr. Dave Wolpe
Tampico …………………………………………...... Doug Beach
Advanced Jazz Playlist
A Minor Case of the Blues …………………Matt Catingub
I Didn’t Know About You …Duke Ellington arr. David Berger
Recorda me ………………... Joe Anderson arr. Kris Berg
Advanced Jazz State Recording
State Jazz Festival 2015
Jazz Band at MB Step-Off Mtg 2015
Caleb Chapman Jazz Clinic 2015
BYU 2015 Ellington Jazz Festival
Dinner w Santa & Jazz Band 2015
Jazz Band takes 1st Place at Utah State Fair Jazz Festival
On Sept 9th the Jazz band performed at the Utah State Fair Jazz Festival and took 1st place, receiving the Blue Ribbon. Jacob Baldwin and Josh Rasmussen received honorable mention for their outstanding Sax solos.
Utah State Fair High School Jazz Band Competition
First PlaceAmerican Fork High School
Second PlaceLone Peak High School
Third PlaceTimpview High School
Honorable MentionSkyline High School
Honorable MentionMurray High School
Outstanding SoloistAustin VanFleet (Timpview High School)
Honorable MentionJoe Sandholtz (Timpview High School)
Honorable MentionJosh Zabriskie (American Fork High School)
Honorable MentionJacob Baldwin (American Fork High School
"Fly Me To The Moon"
Jazz Band I receives Superior Ratings Jazz Band II receives an Excellent Rating at State Jazz Festival Friday March 28
Congratulations to the AF Jazz Bands. The Advanced band received all Superior ratings and the Intermediate band received 2 Superior and one Excellent at the UMEA State Jazz Festival on March 28 at Olympus H.S.
Jazz Links of Interest
Jazz at Lincoln Center
Jazz Education in America
Jazz Education Database
Jazz Education. Org
NEA Jazz in the Schools