(Duplicate as needed. Provide a copy of the required music, mp3, and recording process guidelines to each student.)


Eligibility Requirements

A student must attend an independent (private), parochial, or public school in Maryland, be in grades 10, 11, or 12 and must be enrolled in and be active participants in their school band, orchestra or jazz ensemble, in order to be eligible to participate in the All State auditions. Students who do not participate in their school band or orchestra program are not eligible. Teachers with questions about eligibility should contact the MMEA Executive Director at the numbers provided at the front of this publication.

Audition Procedure/DVD Submission Requirements:

Auditions for the 2017 - 2018 All State Jazz Band will be submitted on DVD. Students may audition for the Senior Band, Orchestra, or Chorus and Jazz Band. (If a student is selected for two groups, he/she will be able to perform in both ensem bles!) Directors must submit a nomination/DVD authentication form with each DVD for jazz audition to be received by January 12, 2018. Directors must submit a nomination form for each event for which a student is auditioning by the deadline. School music directors are to supervise the audition recording processandrevieweachDVDbeforesub-  mission. Please refer to the 2017 - 2018 All State Jazz Band DVD Recording Authentication Form for recording process guidelines.


It is the director’s responsibility to download the audition materials from the MMEA website (mmea-maryland.org) to give to students OR to provide the web address to students so they may access the audition materials, including the MP3 file.


Students will be required to play the following materials indicated online at the MMEA website at the tempo and style indicated. Please note that the PDF music files for each instrument are all several pages long:


•  All instruments except drums: Perform the five scales as written in the audition materials.

•  All Saxophones, Section Trumpets and Section Trombones: “Justified Friends,” “Dad’s Tune,” and “The Days of Winding Hoses.”

•  Lead Trumpet, Lead Trombone, and Bass Trombone: “Justified Friends,” “Dad’s Tune,” “The Days of Winding Hoses” and “88 Basie Street” (no MP3).

•  Piano: “Days of Winding Hoses,” “Basie Straight Ahead” (no MP3), “Count Bubba’s Revenge” (no MP3).

•  Guitar or Vibraphone and Bass: “Days of Winding Hoses,” “Groovin’ Hard,” (no MP3), “A Brazilian Affair” (no MP3).

•  Drums: “Groovin’ Hard,” (no MP3), “A Brazilian Affair” (no MP3), “Count Bubba’s Revenge” (no MP3)


•  (Not required) Perform improvisation with the MP3 file available at the MMEA website. While improvisation is not required, students who improvise will earn more points than students do not attempt improvisation.


No music needs to be purchased. Everything is provided on the MMEA website. Allmusicispresentedherebyper- mission of the authors and publisher. For more information, MP3 samples, or to purchase these publications, visit kendor- music.com or your music vendor.


Alto Sax

Tenor Sax                    Baritone Sax

Lead Trumpet               Section Trumpet

Lead Trombone            Section Trombone           Bass Trombone






Justified Friends             Dad's Tune        The Days of Winding Hoses            Improvisation