MAS JAZZ BAND
FIRST PLACE AT MUSIC IN THE PARKS!
2016-17 MAS JAZZ BAND
AUDITIONS WILL BE HELD DURING WIN PERIOD DURING THE 3rd WEEK OF SEPTEMBER.
Audition song for 2016-17:
See Band Room sign-up sheet and sign up for an audition spot. You will be asked to play one scale and the audition piece.
Jazz Band rehearsals are every WEDNESDAY morning at 7:00 AM
Sectional rehearsals will be held during W.I.N. periods. Sectionals are NOT OPTIONAL!
CONDUCT OF OUR PERFORMERS
As a performing band
program, there will be many opportunities for band members to represent both
the band and Murray Avenue School in public. We are proud that our students
maintain the highest standard of behavior both in public as well as within Murray Avenue School.
try playing along with this backing track of a 12-Bar Blues in the key of concert Bflat:
Check out these tunes from some of our past performances:
Also, look around and see if you can find "Moanin'" as played by the great Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. It's worth listening to if you'd like to learn how to really swing (and I'm assuming you do). Drummers: play along with Blakey!
Pictures of past performances by the MAS Jazz Band:
March 17, 2011: LMHS Jazz Festival w Jeff Coffin
Be ready to improvise a chorus or two. Here are some tips and guidelines that might help you get into improvising: Bb BLUES IMPROV