The Garnet Valley High School Jazz Program includes 2 jazz bands, small jazz combo, and student-run Brass Band.
COMPETITION JAZZ BAND
Demands a high level of commitment and individual practice
Full Ensemble rehearsals Thursdays 6-8pm (starts 11/18)
Sectional rehearsals Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday after school, based on your section’s preference
Attends several festivals/competitions each Spring
Performs at several community/school events
Limited instrumentation & one player per part
JAZZ LAB BAND
Open to all students interested in jazz
Rehearsals Mondays after school until 4pm (Starts 11/22)
Performs at some community/school events
Flexible instrumentation (more players able to participate)
Audition not required
Students who audition and are accepted into the jazz bands are expected to attend ALL rehearsals and performances. Any schedule conflicts (other activities, special events, work schedules, family obligations) MUST be discussed with Dr. Selfridge at least one week in advance.
If you want to audition for Competition Jazz Band, see instructions below before completing the sign up link.
All students can SIGN UP AT THIS LINK
AUDITION VIDEOS ARE DUE FRIDAY, NOV 12 at 11:59pm
Students will record a video and upload to Google Drive. Follow the steps below:
- Download your audition music below. Practice to the best of your ability, note the marked tempo.
- You can find reference recordings for this etude YouTube
- Record your video with a clear view of your face, instrument, and hands
- You can use a metronome on your video if you want to.
- Upload your video to Google Drive and set the sharing settings to "Anyone with the link can view"
- Copy & paste the link in your Jazz Band Registration Online Form.
Parents & Students - sign up for Remind text updates by texting @gvhsjazz to 81010
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