Horace W. Porter

Middle School Music: Jazz Band

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Photo from Timothy Edwards Middle School, May 2019
Fantastic Festivals Music Adjudication

Jazz Band:

Save the date! 2019-20 concert dates
Winter: Tuesday Dec 10, 2019
Spring: Tuesday May 19, 2020
dates were posted to this website on June 10, 2019

Auditions for new members will take place on Friday September 13th from 3:30-4:30pm. All information for returning and new members is posted below. Students who participated in the jazz band last year with Ms. Stolarun do not need to re-audition, with the exception of jazz drum set players.

**2019-2020 Jazz Band Information Now Available HERE
Auditions for new members will take place on Friday, September 13th from 3:30-4:30pm.

Audition requirements: 

  • Jazz Drum set players must perform both of these patterns (swing, and rock) click here for the pattern.
  • Additional requirements for all other instruments and drums, click here
  • All instruments (not drums) Please be prepared to play measures 1 to 10 of Animal Control 
  • Drums please be prepared to play measures 1 to 25 of Animal Control as well as the swing and rock pattern above. 
  • Listen to the audition music HERE

Congratulations! The following new members have been accepted into the Porter Jazz Band for the 2019-2020 school year. If you did not make the ensemble this time, please consider meeting with Ms. Stolarun to discuss areas in which you can make improvements and then auditioning again in January of 2020. 

Cailyn Smith - flute, grade 5; 
Amelie Lopez - clarinet, grade 5; MIla Covino - clainet 7, Gracelyn Pare - trumpet grade 7; Delaney Bullard - piano, grade 8. Kendal O'Hearn - drum set, grade 7, Gavin DeForrest - drum set, grade 6. 

Rehearsal Dates: Tue. Sept 17, Tue. Sept. 24, Tue. Oct 8, Wed. Oct 16, Tue Oct. 22, Tue. Oct. 29, Tue. Nov. 5, Tue. Nov. 12, Tue. Nov. 19, Tue. Nov. 26. Mandatory dress rehearsals on Tue. Dec. 3 both at 7:45 am and from 3:30-4:30pm after school. Concert date: Dec. 10th

Students can use the following code to join google classroom: 

 Winter Weather and School Delays

  • In the event that school is delayed due to weather, all before school ensembles such as 
    Jazz band and Panther choir will not rehearse the day of a delay.
  • Rehearsals may be re-scheduled to another available date within the week when possible.

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