2007 All-State Jazz Band

Clinician Info

Jeff Jarvis & Rick Simply, Directors

Jazz Ensemble Roster

The SCBDA 2007 All-State Jazz Ensembles are two 
bands of equal strength, named for their clinicians.

2007 ALL-STATE JAZZ ENSEMBLE – Jeff Jarvis, Clinician
Alto Sax I Chris Mitchell Northwestern High School
Alto Sax II Chris Benson Charleston School of the Arts
Tenor Sax I Sean Ellis Stratford High School
Tenor Sax II Chris Heistand Socastee High School
Bari Sax Emma Ostapeck Charleston School of the Arts
Trumpet I – Split Jake Mitchell Northwestern High School
Chris Tipton Stratford High School
Trumpet II Wei-Huan Chen D.W. Daniel High School
Trumpet III Joey Campbell Stratford High School
Trumpet IV Thomas O’Grady Charleston School of the Arts
Trombone I Giff Waltz Wando High School
Trombone II John Kotab Charleston School of the Arts
Trombone III Nick Moody West Florence High School
Trombone IV Wesley Day D.W. Daniel High School
Guitar Craig Bowman Blacksburg High School
Piano Colin Campbell Seneca High School
Bass Alan Woodall SC Governor’s School for the Arts/Humanities
Drum Set Brendan Bull Chapin High School
Aux. Perc. Gabriel Holloway AAA Home School Band


2007 ALL-STATE JAZZ ENSEMBLE – Rick Simerly, Clinician
Alto Sax I Cody Nelson Charleston School of the Arts
Alto Sax II Robert Montgomery Wando High School
Tenor Sax I Zach Thames Charleston School of the Arts
Tenor Sax II Maxime Sorbello Goose Creek High School
Bari Sax David Doughty Hartsville High School
Trumpet I – Split Christian Gordon Stratford High School
Travis Tegen D.W. Daniel High School
Trumpet II Justin Dunham West Florence High School
Trumpet III Spencer Nance Spartanburg High School
Trumpet IV Keli Price Hartsville High School
Trombone I Wes Crenshaw Pickens High School
Trombone II Tim Boyer Northwestern High School
Trombone III Zach Roach D.W. Daniel High School
Trombone IV Nate Lodge Wando High School
Guitar Joseph Osborne T.L. Hanna High School
Piano Derrick Prioleau Dutch Fork High School
Bass Robert Widlowski Charleston School of the Arts
Drum Set Jason Piers Northwestern High School
Aux. Perc. Zach Miller Westside High School

Audition Resources

1. Diatonic Major Scales (90 second time limit):

All major diatonic scales should be memorized. Students will be asked to play FIVE chromatically adjacent scales in their audition. If a scale is played incorrectly, it may be attempted at the end of the sequence, if there is time remaining in the 90 second time limit. If there is time left, the judge will announce those scales for which full credit has not been given.

All Saxophones:
2 Octaves Bb, B, C, C#, D, Eb, E, F
1 Octave F#, G, Ab, A

2 Octaves F#, G, Ab, A, Bb, B, C
1 Octave C#, D, Eb, E, F

2 Octaves E, F, F#, G, Ab, A, Bb
1 Octave B, C, C#, D, Eb
(Bass Trombone should play from lowest note possible — at least pedal G and up)

Guitar, Piano and Bass:
2 Octaves Eb, E, F, F#, G, Ab, A, Bb, B, C, C#, D

2. Chromatic Scale: Each student should play an open-ended chromatic scale (ascending and descending) to show their full playing range. Rhythm is at the discretion of the student, but should be consistent throughout. The Senior All-State chromatic ranges would be the minimum for the winds. Piano, Guitar, Bass, and Vibes should play the full range of their instrument.

3. Prepared Etude: All etudes are selected from the “Jazz Conception” books by Jim Snidero, published by Advance Music. Books come with demo CDs (for study purposes only), and are available for: Alto/Bari Sax, Tenor Sax, Trumpet, Tenor Trombone, Bass Trombone, Piano, Guitar, Bass, and Drums. At the audition, the etudes must be performed without accompaniment at the listed tempo.
Etudes for the 2007 All-State Jazz Ensemble Auditions:

• All Saxes: Tunisia, pg. 40-41, track 20. Play all.
• Trumpet: IND Line, pg. 24, track 12. Play ms. 1-37. (Potential lead players play 8va from ms. 26-37)
• Trombone: Proxy, pg. 20, track 10. Play ms. 32 to the end (8va is optional)..
• Guitar: Proxy, pg. 20, track 10. Play from the beginning through ms. 31.
• Piano: (Use the Solo Etudes, not the Piano Comping book) Proxy, pg. 27 & 28, track 8. Play from the beginning through ms. 31.
• Bass: (Use the Solo Etudes, not the Bass Lines book) Proxy, pg. 20, track 10. Play from the beginning through ms. 31.
• Drums: Tunisia, pg. 62, track 18. Play all.
• Vibes: same as guitar (using the guitar book)

4. Sightreading: Students will sightread in two contrasting styles. One style will be swing and the other will be chosen from ballad, Latin, or rock. Drum set players have a different procedure. Please review the SCBDA Handbook for details.

5. Improvisation: Students will show their improvisational skills by playing along with a CD…Track #8 of “Blues in F” of the Jamey Aebersold Play-A-Long CD-Volume One–“How to Improvise.” This can be ordered from any music dealer or directly from Jamey Aebersold at 1-800-456-1388, or online at www.jazzbooks.com.

*All Band Directors should consult the SCBDA Handbook for further details about any facet of the All-State Jazz Auditions or State Jazz Festival registration and participation requirements.