Musicians audition for Jazz Band

By Jean Park

Student musicians practiced a prepared piece and sight-reading skills for the Jazz course auditions, which were held last week for Studio Jazz Band, Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Rhythm Section.

Shawn Costantino, director of the jazz program, said he based his decision on each musician’s improvement throughout his or her current course and maturity as a student musician.

Students had to prepare two pieces to play and when the decision day came, Constantino met with students to explain why he chose to move them up or keep them in their current band.