There will be three honor jazz bands, and no grade level (HS/JHS) will be in the name of the band. The Jazz All Stars (I) and Jazz Ambassadors (II) will include students in grades 9-12. The Honor Jazz Band (III) will include students in grades 6-9.

9th grade students may audition for either the Jazz All Stars/Jazz Ambassadors OR the Honor Jazz Band, but not both. However, any student wishing to audition for the Jazz All Stars/Jazz Ambassadors may be considered for membership in the Honor Jazz Band if they wish, if they are not accepted into the Jazz All Stars/Jazz Ambassadors. There will be a check box on the application for those who wish to be considered.

9th grade students who audition for the Jazz All Stars/Jazz Ambassadors wishing to be considered for the Honor Jazz Band will NOT be deliberately left out of a “higher” band just to fill a necessary spot in the Honor Jazz Band, if applicable.

All students will be placed in bands they earned their way into.

Audition Application Process for 2020


  1. All applications MUST be submitted online along with your $35 application fee payable via credit/debit card. No other payment method will be accepted. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
  2. The time-stamped deadline for Jazz Honor Group applications/fees is 11:59 PM on November 1, 2019. Applications/fees will not be accepted or processed after the 11:59 PM timestamp on November 1, 2019 and no audition times will be issued. No walk-in applications or payments will be accepted.
  3. Directors will receive a listing of students from their school who wish to audition for verification and audition approval. Deadline for verification will be no later than November 8, 2019. There will be NO refund for non-approved applications.

Completing the Application:

  • Complete the online application. Please make sure to fill out the application in its entirety, including electronic signatures at the end of the application.
  • Select the date you wish to audition and provide a preference of AM/PM audition time and the instrument(s) you are auditioning on. Time preferences are not guaranteed.
  • Please make sure to fill out the application in its entirety, including electronic signatures at the end of the application.
  • Upon submission of application and fee, you will receive an email confirming receipt of your transaction. This receipt will also be sent to the SCSBOA office. Please do not contact the office to see if your application has been received. Confirmation can also be found at the SCSBOA website under the Honor Groups tab.

Receiving the Audition Time(s):

  • Check the SCSBOA website AFTER Saturday, November 16, 2019 for audition times.
  • Auditions will be held Saturday, December 7, 2019 at Tesoro High School and Sunday, December 8, 2019 at Crescenta Valley High School.
  • Refunds will not be issued.

Prepare for a Successful Audition:

  • Download the Jazz Audition List from the SCSBOA website under the Honor Groups tab, find your instrument on the list, and download the etudes.
  • Practice etudes and sight-reading skills (ask your private teacher or director for advice on sight-reading).

Audition Results:

Audition results will be posted online under the Honor Groups tab AFTER December 14, 2019.

Required Rehearsals:

Jazz Honor Ensembles Application

  • 9th Grade Students Only

  • School Information

  • Parent/Guardian Information

  • We, the undersigned, recommend this applicant as an outstanding student and musician. He/she is a member of the school band/orchestra, has excellent character, and is deserving of consideration for membership in an SCSBOA Honor Group. If accepted in the group, we will cooperate in assisting the student to meet his/her responsibilities of membership, including being present at rehearsals and performances. We have read and understand all the information contained on the Honor Group application and checklist. Signatures, membership number, and audition fee are required to process this application.
  • Membership

  • Audition Selection

    No phone calls for audition time. No walk-in applications will be accepted. Audition times WILL NOT be changed once processed by the SCSBOA office.
    1. Participation is limited to those students who are regularly enrolled in performance organizations at their respective school at the time of application, acceptance, rehearsal, and performance of the honor group (unless school performance organization does not exist).
    2. Auditions are limited to students whose directors are current SCSBOA members.
    3. If student is accepted, he/she will be required to pay a participation fee of $180.00.
    4. Students auditioning for Jazz Honor Groups MAY audition for High School Band/Orchestra, Middle School Band/Orchestra, and Jazz Honor Groups but will not be able to participate in both if selected.
  • Tesoro High School
    December 7, 2019
    1 Tesoro Creek Road
    Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688

    Crescenta Valley High School
    December 8, 2019
    2900 Community Avenue
    La Crescenta, CA 91214
  • Application Fee

  • Includes $1.10 online transaction fee.
  • $0.00
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