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AUDITION FOR NEW YOUTH JAZZ ORCHESTRA
Proudly sponsored by Mesilla Valley Jazz and Blues Society, the ensemble is a new auditioned outreach program for high school students in Las Cruces and the greater Mesilla Valley.
Directed by Pancho Romero and Roman Chip
Must be currently enrolled in a high school jazz program, orchestra or by private teacher recommendation if home-schooled or enrolled in a private school.
Must maintain a minimum GPA of a 3.0.
Must attend all rehearsals: Sundays 3-5 p.m., rehearsal location TBA.
Students not in the rhythm section, must provide their own instruments. Drummer must provide cymbals.
Please record your audition and upload it as a private YouTube video. Send email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org a link to the video. If you need assistance with creating a YouTube channel or uploading a video, please contact Dr. Romero (email@example.com).
Audition material is that of NMMEA Jazz All State audition material for 2024.
Chromatic Scale, Swing, Funk, improvisation with backing tracks only.
We will also accept 2023 audition materials.
Please follow the links below to access the 2023/2024 All-State audition materials. à
Auditions are due no later than August 20th at midnight!
Instrumentation for the YJO:
Alto 1. Alto 2, Tenor 1, Tenor 2, Bari. Sax
Bass (upright preferred)
Trombone 1, T-bone 2, T-bone 3, Bass Bone
Trumpet 1, Trumpet 2, Trumpet 3, Trumpet 4
Aux. percussion including vibes