Below please find audition packets for alto sax, tenor sax, baritone sax, trumpet, trombone, bass trombone, guitar, piano, bass, and drums. Each downloadable PDF file contains materials suitable for either combo or big band auditions. For younger or more novice music students who might find portions of these materials too difficult to prepare, don’t let that stop you from auditioning. Just strive to play whatever you can and demonstrate your own unique gifts.
Also, please note there is an alternative option to these PDF files available to all students auditioning for VJC big bands in November/December each year: Anyone trying out for AZ All-State Jazz Ensembles may substitute those audition materials (provided by ABODA) for the VJC audition packet. Please just let us know in advance if you want to use those materials (usually a packet of four etudes by jazz composer Mike Tomaro) instead of the usual VJC packet. Thanks!
Below are play-along files intended for use with VJC combo audition pieces.