• Welcome to the Scarsdale
    All-District Jazz Band Website!

     
        
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    NEW INTERESTED STUDENTS, please READ THIS FLIER, then
     
    VISIT THIS SITE with your parent/guardian to learn more about the group and sign up for a "Meet and Play" time so you can meet and play some music for Dr. Slot.
     
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    This ensemble is open to elementary and sixth grade students and meets on
    THURSDAYS from 3:30pm-4:45pm in the MIDDLE SCHOOL BAND ROOM. You will need to arrange a RIDE HOME at 4:45pm to participate in the All-District Jazz Band.
     
    Simply contact Dr. Slotwinski at jslotwinski@scarsdaleschools.org if you're interested in the group and it is after October. We are happy to have you in the group!

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    REHEARSAL SCHEDULE
     
     
    Rehearsals are 3:30-4:45pm in the SMS BAND ROOM
     
    * Please drop off/pick up your students at the SMS lower circle (by the flag pole, across from the field)
     
     
    ****** THE FIRST SEVERAL REHEARSALS MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. I will be in touch.
     
    1. September 26, 2019 - ** FOR NEW 6th GRADE MEMBERS ONLY - Meet and Play - (You sign up for a time window using the link on the flier - see above.)
     
    2. October 3, 2019 - ** FOR NEW 4th/5th GRADE MEMBERS ONLY - Meet and Play - (You sign up for a time window using the link on the flier - see above.)
     
    3. October 17 - ** For all WOODWIND and BRASS players ONLY - (new and returning players) (flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, baritone horn, tuba)
     
    4. October 24 - ** For all RHYTHM SECTION players ONLY (piano, drums, guitar, bass) -  (new and returning players)
     
     
    5. November 7 -  ** For all WOODWIND and BRASS players ONLY - (new and returning players) (flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, baritone horn, tuba)
     
    6. November 14 - ** For all RHYTHM SECTION players ONLY (piano, drums, guitar, bass) -  (new and returning players) 
     
    7. November 21 - * For EVERYONE (ALL INSTRUMENTS; new and returning) 
     
    8. December 5 - EVERYONE
    9. December 12 - EVERYONE
    10. December 19 (last rehearsal before the break) - EVERYONE
     
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    2020 Rehearsal Dates
     
    ** ALL REHEARSALS ARE FOR EVERYONE unless otherwise noted or announced
     
    1. January 9, 2020 - everyone (and all rehearsals going forward are for everyone) 
    2. January 16
    3. January 23 
    4. January 30 
    5. February 6  
    6. February 13
    7. February 27
    8. March 5
    9. March 12  
    10. March 19
    11. March 26
    12. April 2
    13. April 16
     
    14. ** SPECIAL EXTRA REHEARSAL - TUESDAY, April 21 - 3:30-4:45pm
     
    16. **** PERFORMANCE - April 23 (Thursday) -
     
    **** WE WILL NOT have our usual rehearsal after school. HOWEVER, we will meet at 5:30pm for a brief rehearsal (and to bring food/drinks). The performance will begin at 7:30pm, but the audience is invited to join us earlier. More details will be emailed closer to the date.
     
     
    ** 16. SHORTENED REHEARSAL (3:30-4:15pm) - Thursday, May 21 (in preparation for the May 29th performance trip)
     
    ** 17. SPECIAL TUESDAY & SHORTENED REHEARSAL (3:30-4:15pm) - TUESDAY, May 26 (in preparation for the May 29th performance trip) (NO rehearsal on the 28th)
     
    18. **** PERFORMANCE - May 29 - This is a FIELD TRIP, and we return around 6pm (leaving about 6:20am). Kindly plan accordingly.
     
     
     
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    Jazz Band Members!

    Below are links to practice tracks of our current tunes, jazz articulation practice videos, a listening list of amazing jazz musicians (for you to listen outside of school), improv practice tracks, etc. Please listen to the links, and use them to help you in your home practicing! (Some of the recordings are the whole tune, while others are only part of it.)

     

     
     
    3. See below for audio files of our Jazz Tunes for the 2019-2020 School Year
     
     
     
    IMPROV PRACTICE - Click below for various practice videos