Jazz – School & Community – 2017

Please use the links below to navigate to the different sections of the Jazz – School & Community syllabus. To browse through the other sections of the overall Music syllabus, please use the links on the left-hand side further down this page.

Section 160: Jazz Ensembles

Section Notes

  1. Refer to Rules 11 and 18, except that scores are not required. Read all Syllabus rules with care.
  2. 21 members or more. Instrumentation: any combination of instruments.
  3. Repertoire: own choice of two contrasting selections. No vocalist allowed except in classes 160-06 and 160-07.
  4. Time limit 15 minutes.
  5. Performance times MUST be included on the entry form.
Class 160-01 – Jazz Ensemble – Open

Fee: $137.00

Class 160-02 – Jazz Ensemble – Grades 10-12

Fee: $137.00

Class 160-03 – Jazz Ensemble – Grades 9-10

Fee: $125.00

Class 160-04 – Jazz Ensemble – Grades 7-9

Fee: $137.00

Class 160-05 – Jazz Ensemble – Grade 8 & Under

Fee: $137.00

Class 160-06 – Jazz Ensemble WITH VOCALIST – Grades 10-12

Fee: $137.00

Class 160-07 – Jazz Ensemble WITH VOCALIST – Grades 9-10

Fee: $137.00

Section 161: Stage Bands

Section Notes

  1. Refer to Rules 11 and 18, except that scores are not required. Read all Syllabus rules with care.
  2. 10 to 20 members. Recommended instrumentation: 4-5 trumpets, 4-5 trombones, 5 saxophones (2 alto, 2 tenor, 1 baritone), piano and/or synthesizer, guitar, bass drums, auxiliary percussion (optional). Vocalist is optional.
  3. Repertoire: own choice of two contrasting selections (e.g. medium swing and a ballad). Only one selection may feature a vocalist. Selections should allow for partially or fully improvised solos.
  4. Time limit 15 minutes.
  5. Performance times MUST be included on the entry form.
Class 161-01 – Stage Band – Open

Fee: $137.00

Class 161-02 – Stage Band – Grades 10-12

Fee: $137.00

Class 161-03 – Stage Band – Grades 9-10

Fee: $137.00

Class 161-04 – Stage Band – Elementary School – 2 Years of Training

Fee: $137.00

Class 161-05 – Stage Band – Elementary School – 3 Years of Training

Fee: $137.00

Class 161-06 – Stage Band – Grade 9

Fee: $137.00

Class 161-07 – Stage Band – Grade 10

Fee: $137.00

Class 161-08 – Stage Band – Grade 11

Fee: $137.00

Class 161-09 – Stage Band – Grade 12

Fee: $137.00

Section 162: Jazz Combos

Section Notes

  1. Refer to Rules 11 and 18, except that scores are not required. Read all Syllabus rules with care.
  2. Maximum 9 instruments. No minimum. Combos will normally consist of any combination of vocalist, trumpet, saxophone, trombone, piano and/or guitar, bass and drums. Less usual instruments such as violin, flute or clarinet may be used. Bass players are encouraged to perform on double bass.
  3. Repertoire: own choice of two contrasting selections within the modern acoustic jazz tradition (swing, bebop, hard bop, cool, post bop, Latin, mainstream, avant-garde, etc.). Compositions may be ‘standards’ or ‘originals’. Solos must be improvised.
  4. Time limit 15 minutes.
  5. Performance times MUST be included on the entry form.
Class 162-01 – Jazz Combo – Open

Fee: $137.00

Class 162-02 – Jazz Combo – Grades 10-12

Fee: $137.00

Class 162-03 – Jazz Combo – Grades 9-10

Fee: $137.00

Class 162-04 – Jazz Combo – Grades 7-9

Fee: $137.00

Class 162-05 – Jazz Combo – Grade 8 & Under

Fee: $137.00

Section 163: Traditional Jazz Combos

Section Notes

  1. Refer to Rules 11 and 18, except that scores are not required. Read all Syllabus rules with care.
  2. Instrumentation: any combination of trumpet or cornet, clarinet, saxophone, trombone, guitar or banjo, double bass or tuba, piano, drums. Vocalist is optional.
  3. Repertoire: own choice of two contrasting selections within the traditional acoustic jazz tradition (early blues, ‘trad’ style, Chicago style, New Orleans style, Dixieland, etc.) Compositions may be ‘standards’ or ‘originals’. Solos must be improvised.
  4. Time limit 15 minutes.
  5. Performance times MUST be included on the entry form.
Class 163-01 – Traditional Jazz Combo – Open

Fee: $137.00

Class 163-02 – Traditional Jazz Combo – Grades 10-12

Fee: $137.00

Class 163-03 – Traditional Jazz Combo – Grades 9-10

Fee: $137.00

Class 163-04 – Traditional Jazz Combo – Grades 7-9

Fee: $137.00

Class 163-05 – Traditional Jazz Combo – Grade 8 & Under

Fee: $137.00

Section 164: Vocal Jazz Ensembles

Section Notes

  1. Refer to Rules 11 and 18, except that scores are not required. Read all Syllabus rules with care.
  2. Recommended instrumentation: 4-16 vocalists, piano, and/or synthesizer, guitar, bass, drums, auxiliary percussion (optional). Use of a solo instrument (trumpet, trombone, saxophone) is optional.
  3. Repertoire: own choice of two selections (e.g. medium swing and a ballad). Where appropriate, solos should be partially or fully improvised.
  4. The Festival will not be responsible for the provision of microphones or soundboards. Individual competitors may make their own arrangements for obtaining such equipment.
  5. Time limit 10 minutes.
  6. Performance times MUST be included on the entry form.
Class 164-01 – Vocal Jazz Ensemble – Open

FFee: $137.00

Class 164-02 – Vocal Jazz Ensemble – Grades 10-12

FFee: $137.00

Class 164-03 – Vocal Jazz Ensemble – Grades 9-10

FFee: $137.00

Class 164-04 – Vocal Jazz Ensemble – Grades 7-9

FFee: $137.00

Class 164-05 – Vocal Jazz Ensemble – Grade 8 & Under

FFee: $137.00

Section 165: Vocal Jazz Trio/Quartets

Section Notes

  1. Refer to Rules 11 and 18, except that scores are not required. Read all Syllabus rules with care.
  2. Own choice of two contrasting selections
  3. Instrumentation may include, but is not limited to: Vocalist, piano, percussion, guitar (either electric or acoustic)
  4. Please note: No amps or mikes will be provided and this class will be adjudicated by a vocal adjudicator
  5. Time limit 10 minutes for own choice selections.
  6. Performance times MUST be included on the entry form.
Class 165-01 – Vocal Jazz Trio/Quartet – Open

Fee: $63.00

Class 165-02 – Vocal Jazz Trio/Quartet – 18 & Under

Fee: $63.00

Class 165-03 – Vocal Jazz Trio/Quartet – 15 & Under

Fee: $63.00

Class 165-04 – Vocal Jazz Trio/Quartet – 12 & Under

Fee: $63.00

Section 166: Dixieland Bands

Section Notes

  1. Refer to Rules 11 and 18, except that scores are not required. Read all Syllabus rules with care.
  2. Own choice of two contrasting selections
  3. Please note: No amps or mikes will be provided and this class will be adjudicated by a vocal adjudicator.
  4. Time limit 10 minutes for own choice selections.
  5. Performance times MUST be included on the entry form.
Class 166-01 – Dixieland Band – Open

Fee: $63.00

Class 166-02 – Dixieland Band – 18 & Under

Fee: $63.00

Class 166-03 – Dixieland Band – 15 & Under

Fee: $63.00

Class 166-04 – Dixieland Band – 12 & Under

Fee: $63.00