Grimsley Jazz Audition Requirements

  • Grimsley Jazz Band Auditions will be May 10-12.  Students wishing to sign-up should use the attached sign-up genius to select a spot.  

    Audition Sign Up - For Incoming Freshmen - Link will be active April 1, 2023

    Current Grimsley band students will audition during their class.  Sign up below.

    Audition Sign-up - For Current Band Students - Link will be active April 1, 2023

    If you are unable to make any of the times in the sign-up genius, please contact Mr. Ray to set up an alternate time.

    Students auditioning should use the Black Orpheus solo page and backing track for their audition.  They should play the solo page with the backing track and then improvise on the repeat.  The link to the jazz ensemble audition material is below.

    Jazz Audition Material


    Be sure to select the correct solo page and backing track.

    Here is the list of which solo page to select:

    Alto Sax & Bari Sax - Eb Instrument Solo Page

    Trumpet & Tenor Sax - Bb Instrument Solo Page

    Piano & Guitar - C Instrument Solo Page

    Trombone & Bass - C Bass Instrument Solo Page

    Drums - Drum Set Drum Grooves


    For the backing track.

    Alto Sax/Tenor Sax/Bari Sax/Trombone/Trumpet - Black Orpheus Wind Audition 142 bpm

    Piano & Guitar - Black Orpheus Piano & Guitar Audition 142 bpm

    Bass - Black Orpheus Bass Audition 142 bpm

    Drum Set - no backing track, will only play the grooves.


    For questions, please email Mr. Ray at