Welcome to the Scarsdale
All-District Jazz Band Website!___________________________________________________________________________________________NEW INTERESTED STUDENTS, please READ THIS FLIER, thenVISIT 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._______________________________________________________________________________________This ensemble is open to elementary and sixth grade students and meets onTHURSDAYS 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 email@example.com if you're interested in the group and it is after October. We are happy to have you in the group!
____________________________________________________________________________________________REHEARSAL SCHEDULERehearsals 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 - EVERYONE9. December 12 - EVERYONE10. December 19 (last rehearsal before the break) - EVERYONE____________________2020 Rehearsal Dates** ALL REHEARSALS ARE FOR EVERYONE unless otherwise noted or announced1. January 9, 2020 - everyone (and all rehearsals going forward are for everyone)2. January 163. January 234. January 305. February 66. February 137. February 278. March 59. March 1210. March 1911. March 2612. April 213. April 1614. ** SPECIAL EXTRA REHEARSAL - TUESDAY, April 21 - 3:30-4:45pm16. **** 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.___________________________________________________________________
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.)1. ARTICULATION PRACTICE - Check on this AMAZING website for jazz playing! You can play along with the videos!!!3. See below for audio files of our Jazz Tunes for the 2019-2020 School Yeara. Paper JamIMPROV PRACTICE - Click below for various practice videos2. ONE chord (Concert Eb7, which is the SECOND chord at measure 41 in Paper Jam faster and in swing style)4. BOTH chords in the same order as Paper Jam (Concert Bb7 and Eb7 - 2 measures of each on repeat - faster and in swing style - VERY similar to Paper Jam)