Indianola High School Jazz!
2019-20 Jazz Band Audition Materials!
-Auditions will be late September - early October. Please keep an eye on email updates for more information!
-Students will be asked to perform all of the major scales they know, chromatic scale and a prepare a swing etude "Tenor Madness" listed on this page. The "Audition Track" is what will be played during the audition for you to play along with. The reference recording is provided to help you learn the rhythms and articulations of the tune.
-Drum set students will be asked to demonstrate different styles on drum set play along with the swing etude, and "trade 4s" as a soloist.
-All auditions will be live this year. No video submissions. More information to come.
-If you are planning on taking the ACT this year, please check the calendar! The SCIBA Jazz Festival is on a ACT test date. Click here for a complete list of ACT test dates.
Jazz One is under the direction of Mr. Richardson.
Jazz Band auditions are held in September. Students not selected for Jazz 1 are in Jazz 2.
Jazz One rehearses Tuesday, Thursday & Friday mornings at 7:00 a.m. once marching band is over.
The band has several performances during the 2019-20 school year: IHS Fall Showcase Concert on Nov, 25, SCIBA Jazz Festival on December 14, Noce on
December 18, IHSMA Jazz Festival on February 1, Southeast Polk Jazz Festival on February 15, Indianola Jazz Show Encounter on February 22,
Jazz Concert on February 28 & the Jim Coffin Jazz Festival on February 29. The band will also be concluding it's season with the Indianola/Norwalk Jazz Merger Concert on March 7 at Norwalk HS.
Jazz 2 is under the direction of Mr. Addelia. Jazz 2 functions as a jazz lab where anyone who is interested in jazz music and would like to try a jazz instrument is welcome!
Jazz 2 rehearses Tuesday, Thursday and most Friday morning 7am-7:45am. Coordination with show choir is made between the directors so you can do both!
If you are interested in jazz band, please watch out for information coming out in October 2019!
The IHS Jazz Combo is under the direction of Mr. Addelia. It is a small group (typically 5-7 players) focused on high-caliber jazz improvisation and student-led rehearsals.
Jazz Combo rehearsals times are decided by students, but are typically immediately before (7am) or after (3:30pm) school.
Jazz Combo members can anticipate a minimum of 1-2 public performances outside of school annually. These performances are student-run and consist of 60+ minutes of improvised jazz. Combo members will be selected from auditioning Jazz One students.
Jazz Links to check out!
Jazz Educators of Iowa - All State Jazz, links & resources
Smithsonian Jazz - History & other cool information
Jazz at Lincoln Center - Jazz Education & resources
Bon Keller's Jazz Page - Tons of links & information
All About Jazz - History of Jazz Timeline
The Golden Age of Jazz - Great photos
A Passion for Jazz - Music History & Education
Jazz Roots - Early Jazz History
Jazz Standards - Jazz Resource
Jazz Resources - Recommended Artists for Each Instrument
This list is by no means all-inclusive. It is merely a "start". Artists are listed in random order.
Nat King Cole
"Tricky" Sam Nanton
Bari Sax/ Misc. Reeds
Rashaan Roland Kirk
Philly Joe Jones