KMEA All-State Jazz Band
2024-25 Audition Excerpts

Participation Eligibility Requirements

There are three requirements for a student to be eligible to audition for KMEA All-State Jazz Band membership:
  1. The student must first be a performing member of their District's 2024-25 KMEA Band, Jazz Ensemble, or Orchestra.
  2. The student's director must be a member of KMEA, will register each audition online, and send the Audition Invoice with appropriate payment to the KMEA All-State Payment Manager. These must be completed by the deadline established by KMEA.
  3. The student must be deemed an eligible freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior in good standing in their high school.
All etudes and the scale are played without the metronome sounding. The metronome only establishes the tempo at the beginning of the etude or scale, then is turned off.
Horns (Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Bari Sax, Trumpet, Trombone)
Optional Lead Trumpet - Perform the optional lead trumpet excerpt at the end of Etude #3.
Optional Bass Trombone - Perform the optional bass trombone excerpt at the end of Etude #3.
PDF Etudes:
Backing Tracks: All Horns (mp3)
Judging Rubric: Horns
Improv Builders: Alto & Bari Sax Tenor Sax & Trumpet Trombone Improv Tips

Rhythm (Piano, Guitar, Bass)
PDF Etudes:
Backing Tracks: Piano & Guitar (mp3) Bass (mp3)
Judging Rubric: Rhythm
Improv Builders: Piano & Guitar Bass Improv Tips

PDF Etudes: Drums 1Drums 2Drums 3Drums 4
Judging Rubric: Drums