Dr. Matthew Stratton
The ONU Jazz Band consists of the traditional jazz instrumentation: saxophones, trumpets, trombones, and a rhythm section. The band presents a wide array of music, from jazz versions of popular gospel numbers to traditional swing favorites.
Q: When are auditions for Jazz Band?
A: Auditions are held at the beginning of the fall semester. Those who audition are expected to remain in Jazz Band for the full year.
Q: What are the audition requirements?
A: Auditions include range exercises, sight reading, and improvisation.
Q: Do I need to re-audition every year?
A: Yes. All members are required to audition for Jazz Band each year.