We are Manchester University’s entirely student led big band who have a focus on modern jazz for a large ensemble. Naturally, this year, COVID-19 has meant a big change in the way things are being ran at the university. This means that MUBB will be holding our auditions online via video submission (Round 1) and a short Zoom meeting to test your sight-reading and a chat (Round 2).
For the first round, please choose one of the following tunes to play:
• Beautiful Love
• What is this thing called love?
• On Green Dolphin Street
• Billie’s Bounce
You can find the additional material, such as sheet music and backing tracks, (if you need them) in this OneDrive folder. Please feel free to play any of the above in a different key or tempo.
The deadline for video submission (Round 1) is 16th October 2020. Please upload your video as an 'unlisted' YouTube Video and email the link to firstname.lastname@example.org. Shortly afterwards, we will review the submissions and call you back for the mini sight-reading test.
Please don’t worry too much about the auditions —it’s just an informal way of getting to know your playing!
Best of luck,
Harrison Perkins, James Harms and the rest of the MUBB team.