Capital District Jazz presents its
Winter 2017 Select High School Jazz Band
with guest artist Brian Patneaude

March 9 & 11, 2017
Directed by Dr. William Meckley

This two-day event will consist of big band rehearsals, clinics and improvisation master classes and will conclude with a performance by the Select Jazz Band and special guest saxophonist Brian Patneaude.


Thursday March 9: Rehearsal 5-9 pm at Schenectady County Community College (SCCC) Saturday, March 11: Rehearsal 10 am to 2 pm at SCCC, CONCERT 4pm at SCCC

To apply, students must submit an application and audition video (details below).
Application deadline is Monday, January 30, 2017.
Notification will be made VIA E-MAIL by Friday, February 3, 2017.
There is a $40 participation fee per student due upon notification of acceptance.
Financial assistance is available on a need basis.
Audition materials can be submitted via email to info(at) or via mail to:
Capital District Jazz, 318 Terrace Rd., Schenectady, NY 12306.

To be considered, applicants need to video record themselves performing the audition materials (you may select your own audition material or use the below materials). Recording quality is NOT a factor (Video recorders, cellphones etc. are all acceptable media), however prompt delivery of the video is essential. If the material is not able to be viewed, then the applicant will NOT be considered. Possible delivery formats include but are not limited to: Dropbox, Youtube, Yousendit or other web based services. The important thing is to make sure we are able to view the video. Although it's not a requirement to improvise on your audition, it is strongly recommended. If you wish to include a sample of your improvisational abilities, please use the backing track below.

Click on your instrument below to download audition music.
Brass - Written shakes are not required.
Trumpets - please play a major scale to demonstrate your range.


Click here to download application.

Click here for an improvisation backing track (Concert F blues - 3 choruses)

Click on the link below to pay the $40 registration fee.

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