Disneyland Resort All-American College Band Audition Information Released for Those Ready to Make Musical Magic in 2019

The 2019 Disneyland Resort All-American College Band audition schedule has been updated and finalized. In a post on their official Facebook page, the band shared where and how potential band members can audition. Along with the audition schedule, the band also shared qualifications to be in the band and also for the auditions. Here is a complete rundown of what is needed to be known to audition for the band.

Disneyland Resort All-American College Band Audition Info

  • Be prepared to show proficiency in three styles of music (jazz, classical, big band, etc)
  • Improvisation with recorded media is acceptable
  • Please provide your own media player (iPod, smartphone, etc)
  • Sight reading skills are required
  • Sign up for an audition time at your desired audition location at disneyauditions.com
WIND INSTRUMENTS – Trumpet, Trombone, Sax, Tuba, French Horn
Classical

Two classical excerpts, maximum one minute each, demonstrating technical proficiency and lyrical ability. (Suggestion: Solo concerto, etude or any orchestral excerpt.)

Jazz

Prepare Billie’s Bounce. Be prepared to play the head and once through the changes. Also prepare any other tune (one minute max) from the jazz idiom that will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of jazz styles and improvisation (i.e. Nica’s Dream, There Will Never Be Another You, All the Things You Are). Improvise on at least one chorus.

Saxophone Doubles

Select two excerpts; technical and lyrical; to demonstrate an ability to perform on clarinet and flute/piccolo.

Optional – Lead Players Only

Prepare two excerpts that will demonstrate an ability to phrase in a jazz style and play in the upper register. One medium swing, one up-tempo swing or ballad.

BASS – Acoustic, Electric

Perform Billie’s Bounce (play the head), walk a bass line (2 choruses) and improvise two choruses. Perform any other tune from the jazz idiom that will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of jazz styles and improvisation (i.e. Nica’s Dream, There Will Never Be Another You, All the Things You Are). Improvise on at least one chorus.

JAZZ PIANO
Classical

Two classical excerpts, maximum one minute each, demonstrating technical proficiency and lyrical ability. (Suggestion: Solo concerto, etude or any orchestral excerpt.)

Jazz

Prepare Billie’s Bounce. Be prepared to play the head and once through the changes. Also prepare any other tune (one minute max) from the jazz idiom that will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of jazz styles and improvisation (i.e. Nica’s Dream, There Will Never Be Another You, All the Things You Are). Improvise on at least one chorus.

DRUMMERS
  • Perform Billie’s Bounce (play the head and once through the changes).
  • Prepare a rudimental etude emphasizing technical facility.
  • Be prepared to demonstrate the following styles on drumset: Bossa Nova, Samba, medium swing, jazz waltz, 12/8, Afro Cuban, up-tempo swing, Ballad w/brushes, and Hip-Hop. Play on each style one minute.

Disneyland Resort All-American College Band Audition Dates

Reno, Nevada – Friday, January 11, 2019

Jazz Education Network Conference
Grand Sierra Resort
2500 E 2nd St, Reno NV 89595
*Conference registration NOT required to audition

Atlanta, Georgia – Saturday, January 26, 2019

Tighten Up Atlanta
2814 Norman Berry Drive
East Point, GA 30344

Orlando, Florida – Sunday, January 27, 2019

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Rehearsal Facility
3271 Sherberth Rd
Kissimmee, FL 34747

New York, New York – Saturday, February 2, 2019

Carroll Rehearsal Studios
626 W 55th St, Floor 6
New York, NY 10019

Chicago, Illinois – Sunday, February 3, 2019

Columbia College Chicago – Music Center
1014 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605

Fort Worth, Texas – Saturday, February 9, 2019

University of North Texas – College of Music
415 Avenue C
Denton, TX 76201

Santa Ana, California – Sunday, February 10, 2019

Recess Studios
2700 S. Main St, Suite A
Santa Ana, CA 97207

Disneyland Resort All-American College Band Program Details

Program Dates

May 23 – August 11, 2019

Where

Disneyland Resort

Qualifications
  • Must be 18 years old
  • Must be currently enrolled in a college or university and have completed one year by summer
  • Diverse musical background
  • Excellent musicality
  • Expressive/outgoing personality
If Selected, Disney Will Provide
  • Weekly compensation
  • Furnished lodging
  • Pro-line Yamaha instruments

Disneyland Resort All-American College Band

  • 4 Trumpets
  • 3 Tenor Trombones (double on Euphonium encouraged)
  • 1 Bass Trombone (double on Euphonium encouraged)
  • 2 Alto Sax (double on flute/clarinet/piccolo encouraged)
  • 2 Tenor Sax (double on flute/clarinet/piccolo encouraged)
  • 1 Baritone Sax (double on flute/clarinet/piccolo encouraged)
  • 2 Tuba/Sousaphone-will play on tuba and sousaphone
  • 2 Horn/Mellophone-will play on French horn and mellophone
  • 1 Snare Drum (doubles on Drum set or Auxiliary Percussion)
  • 1 Tenor Drum/Quads (doubles on Drum set or Auxiliary Percussion)
  • 1 Bass (Acoustic & Electric; doubles on Bass Drum or tuba)
  • 1 Jazz Piano (doubles on auxiliary percussion)

There are no string, theater, singer or dancer positions.

More information about the audition process for the 2019 Disneyland Resort All-American College Band can be found here. Will you be auditioning? Let us know in the comments below!

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