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Region & State Honors Ensembles

SJBODA Region III

SJBODA
Region Band Auditions

December 9th, 2023

Absegami High School 201 Wrangleboro Road, Galloway, NJ 08205

Applications

  • Completed Online Form Through www.sjboda.org

  • $10.00 Application Fee is Due To Mr. Wiernusz

Must be completed and money turned in by November 1st

Audition Requirements

Individual Solo

All 12 Major Scales

Sightreading

Accepted Students

Band Weekend

January 12th - January 14th, 2024

Pfleeger Concert Hall - Rowan University 

Orchestra Weekend

January 5th - January 7th, 2024

Pfleeger Concert Hall - Rowan University 

 

Reading Rehearsal

December 17th, 2023

Cinnaminson High School

 

Students must be able to make all rehearsals and performances

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NJMEA All-State

NJMEA
All-State Band Auditions

January 20th, 2024

J.P. Stevens High School 855 Grove Avenue, Edison, NJ 08820

Applications

  • Completed Online Form Through www.njmea.com

  • $26.00 Application Fee is Due Online at time of Register

Must be completed and money completed by December 22

Audition Requirements

Individual Solo

All 12 Major Scales

Sightreading

Accepted Students

All-State Weekend

February 22nd - February 24th, 2024

Atlantic City & New Jersey Performance Arts Center

Reading Rehearsal

February 5th, 2024

Bridgewater-Raritan HS / Atlantic City, NJ

Students must be able to make all rehearsals and performances

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NJAJE
Jazz Auditions

NJAJE Region Jazz

Applications

  • Completed Online Form Through www.njaje.org

  • $20.00 Application Fee is Due To Mr. Wiernusz

Must be completed and money turned in by March 1st

Audition Requirements

• SOLO - All students are required to prepare the solo listed below in its entirety. All Solo etudes may be downloaded from the NJAJE Website

 

• SCALES / STYLES - Saxes, brass, piano, guitar, and bass students are required to perform scales on website. Scales are listed in WRITTEN pitch. All scales should be played in a swing style. Drummers are required to demonstrate the ability to keep time in the styles listed on the website.

• IMPROVISATION - All students are required to play an improvised solo demonstrating creativity, technique, & musicality. *Saxes, brass, piano, guitar, and bass students must improvise a solo over 2 choruses of Blues in F or Bb concert using the Jamey Abersold "New Approach to Jazz Improvisation, vol. 1." Student will pick a card to determine key. *Drum improvisation is included as part of the solo etude.

• SIGHT READING - All students are required to perform a short excerpt never previously seen. Students will be given 30 seconds to look over the piece before playing.

All-Region Jazz Band Dates

Auditions 

March 18th, 2024

Cinnaminson High School

Performance

April 7th, 2024

Cinnaminson High School

All-State Jazz Band Dates

Auditions 

May 6th, 2024

Piscataway High School

Rehearsals

June & November 2024

Location TBA

Performance

November 2024

Atlantic City, NJ & New Jersey Performing Arts Center

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