All-State Jazz Ensemble


Important Dates and Audition Location

  • Audition date and location will be set by each district.  Check your district calendar.
  • All recorded auditions must be received by the Jazz Division Chair by September 21, 2016.


  • $12 per audition paid to the district.  District Director will submit a single district check for all audition entries to the Jazz Division Chair.


  • All forms related to All-State auditions for jazz band can be found under All-State -> Forms: All-State

Audition Process

  • There is a single audition for All-State Jazz Ensemble.  District level auditions will be audio recorded by the District Director or the district’s Jazz Chair.  See “Audition Process/Script. 
  • These recordings will be submitted to the Jazz Division Chairperson for adjudication.  See “Directions for District Directors.” 


  • Wind players – all twelve major scales and the chromatic scale as found on the All-State Scale Sheets. 
  • Rhythm players: 
    – All major scales two octaves in the following order: C, F, Bb, Eb, Ab, Db/C#, Gb/F#, B, E, A, D, and G
    – The chromatic scale two octaves: guitar and bass begin on low E; piano begin on any pitch

Prepared Material

  • All audition material can be found in the Jazz Conception series by Jim Snidero, published by Advance Music.
  • There is a 4-year rotation of prepared selections:
  • For 2016-2017 there have been cuts established for the recorded auditions.  Only the established cuts will be recorded for auditioning purposes.  Click on Cuts to Set 1 for 2016-2017.

Set I  –  2016-17
Set II –  2017-18
Set III – 2018-19
Set IV – 2019-20 


  • All students will sight read a short selection.


  • Check with your district director or jazz chair to find out what equipment will be available for auditions.

Additional information can be found in the LMEA Handbook