Forest Park Jazz Ensemble

2019 Auditions

Forest Park Bands will now offer two ensembles for students interested in playing jazz music at Forest Park HS. The FP Jazz Ensemble will remain under the name Jazz Ensemble II, and we will add another ensemble called the Jazz Ensemble I. The Jazz Ensemble I will be open to any students interested in playing jazz music, whether it is on their primary or secondary  instruments. Jazz Ensemble II will be an audition only ensemble.


Rehearsal Schedule:

Jazz Ensemble I

Monday 2:30-3:15pm

Thursday 2:30-3:15pm

Jazz Ensemble II

Tuesday 6:30-7:15am

Thursday 6:30-7:15am


Students interested in playing in Jazz Ensemble II need to complete an audition on either Thursday, January 3, 2018 or Friday, January 4, 2018. The audition requirements are listed below.



  1. Prepared Solo – AUDITION FILES
  2. Sightreading

Play-Along Tracks –

  • Flutes/Violin/Viola/Vibes use Alto Saxophone track
  • Clarinets use Trumpet Track


  1. Play a basic swing pattern with appropriate fills/embellishments at the following tempos: Quarter = 80, 120, 160
  2. Play along with the following track  – A Foggy Day (In London Town) – 1:18 to the end