MAS JAZZ BAND
                                                 Jonny and Dan
 
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
 Bop! by Rob Vuono, Jr.  click and listen!
 
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.

 
 
 
 
 Killer Joe   by Benny Golson, arr. Michael Sweeney
 
 
try playing along with this backing track of a 12-Bar Blues in the key of concert Bflat: 
 
 Bb Blues - play-along track
 
Check out these tunes from some of our past performances: 
 Moanin'  - Bobby Timmons  

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!
 
 
Happy practicing!

 
Pictures of past performances by the MAS Jazz Band: 
 

March 17, 2011: LMHS Jazz Festival w Jeff Coffin
            Band  Brass   Jeff Coffin    saxes and brass   Mikele  Patrick
 

Be ready to improvise a chorus or two. Here are some tips and guidelines that might help you get into improvising: Bb BLUES IMPROV

         saxes   brass 

flutes      bones 

bow      trp 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Last Modified on June 14, 2016
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