THE DJC YOUTH ALL-STARS ARE LOOKING FOR DEDICATED, HARD-WORKING, 9TH, 10TH and 11TH GRADE CLARINET, TENOR SAX, TRUMPET, TROMBONE, TUBA OR STRING BASS, AND DRUM SET PLAYERS – THE AUDITION MUSIC AND RECORDING HAVE NOW BEEN POSTED AT: www.bandresourcesunlimited.com.
We have 6 players graduating this year, so we’re looking for replacement 9th, 10th and 11th grade musicians to take their spots.
WHEN WILL AUDITIONS TAKE PLACE? Sundays, April 14th (6:30-9pm), April 21st (11:15am-1:45pm), and April 28th (6:30-9pm), at Flesher-Hinton Music Store (3936 Tennyson St. in Denver).
WHAT EXPERIENCE IS NEEDED? Intermediate to advanced jazz experience is necessary.
MONTHLY CLINICIANS: Retired UC-Denver Music Professor Bill Clark, tuba player/leader of the Queen City Jazz Band, is a regular clinician. Additional professional jazz musicians will be doing clinics from time to time as well.
REHEARSALS: Weekly rehearsals take place at Flesher-Hinton Music Store, from 6:30 until 9:00 pm, each Sunday. Some holiday weekends and a few other Sundays may need to be skipped.
PERFORMANCE GIGS? We feature this all star-band during each monthly Denver Jazz Club sessions, professional jazz festivals, and performance gigs throughout the area. The Youth All-Stars will be performing at the 2013 Montreux (Switzerland), Sacramento, Evergreen and Summit Jazz Festivals! We are hoping to take a national performance tour to NYC during the summer of 2014.
SCHOOL CONFLICTS? The Denver Jazz Club Youth All-Stars only agree to do performances that do not conflict with school activities.
COST: Each selected student will be required to become a member of the Denver Jazz Club ($10 yearly fee). The monthly dues (4 weekly sessions) run $120, and are payable at the start of each month.
WILL PAID GIGS REDUCE FUTURE TRIP COSTS? Any money the band is paid will go towards future trip expenses.
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE? The Denver Jazz Club does have financial assistance available for students who need help with monthly dues and/or private jazz lessons.