HAMILTON ALL STAR JAZZ BAND INC.
Continuous Auditions

Please complete and submit this audition form online. Applicants will be contacted within 48 hours for an audition. If you have not been contacted within two weeks from the date that you submitted the audition form please send an email to info@hamiltonallstarjazz.org for further details concerning your audition.

Candidates requesting an audition will be considered for one of three 20 piece jazz ensembles and for the proposed Master Classes that will take place throughout the year.

Selection of members of the three ensembles will take place in September of each year. Audition materials are available on the HASJB Website. Auditions are also conducted throughout the year to fill vacancies in the 3 ensembles. Musicians & singers auditioned may also be placed on a Call In List as short and longer term vacancies appear in the ensembles.

THE INFORMATION REQUESTED BELOW IS IMPORTANT FOR ORGANIZING A SUCCESSFUL YEAR OF ACTIVITIES FOR THOSE PARTICIPATING IN THE ACTIVITIES OF HAMILTON ALL STAR JAZZ BAND INC. IT WILL NOT BE USED OR SHARED FOR ANY OTHER REASONS. PLEASE BE AS DETAILED AND COMPLETE AS YOU CAN.

* Required Fields

I am AUDITIONING for:

for student musicians 11 to 15 years of age.

for student musicians 14 to 19 years of age.

for university, college and high school musicians.

Note: if you are unsure which band to audition for or if you would like to be considered for an audition for more than one band, please contact Russ Weil at 289 768-0485 or russweil01@gmail.com for guidance on how to proceed.


Have you played in any of the other bands in the All Star Family, which one(s) and how long in each? (not including this year)

What school you attend, how long you’ve been playing, scholarships granted or awards won, what you plan to do for a living, your favourite musician, other interests, etc. Please note this information will only be used to give the band leaders a better understanding of your background in preparation for auditions. It will not be used in any other way without your permission.


COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING IF THE APPLICANT IS A MINOR

A copy of this form will be emailed to you.

Please bring a SIGNED COPY of this form to your Audition and if you are successful in obtaining a spot in one of the bands, the Ensemble Director will notify you of your successful audition and provide you with a signed copy of the form. All musicians receiving a position in one of the bands are asked to bring their post-dated cheques to the first band rehearsal.


HAMILTON ALL STAR JAZZ BAND INC.

REQUIREMENTS FOR ENSEMBLE MEMBERS

1. Successful Candidates joining one of the three 20 piece ensembles in September. Payment to the order of Hamilton All Star Jazz Band Inc. must accompany all successful applicants at the first night of practice. This may be cash or a cheque in the amount of $350.00; or one cheque in the amount of $125.00, plus one cheque in the amount of $125.00 post dated no later than October 31st, plus one cheque in the amount of $125.00 post dated no later than November 30 for a total of $375.00. Payments will be pro-rated for candidates joining the ensembles at other times in the year.

Hamilton All Star Jazz Band Inc. is a registered charitable organization. We operate three ensembles to provide talented young people with the opportunity to perform great music in the company of others sharing the same dedication and standards. It is our desire to make participation available to the widest group of students in the community regardless of financial circumstances. If you have any concerns in this regard please have a private and confidential word with your Music Director.

2. You will be expected to be available for all rehearsals starting the last week of September through to the end of June. A list of days and times specific to each band is available from your Music Director. Please try to arrive early so that we may use the time to the greatest benefit.

3. You will be expected to be available for all performances. A list of currently confirmed performances is available from your Music Director. Any additional performances are always checked with ensemble members first before being accepted.

4. You will require a yearlong calendar on the first night of practice and every night thereafter. Please make sure that you continue to participate with your school ensembles, etc., but you should try to keep an accurate calendar of events so that you can avoid any conflicts.

5. All ensemble members will require appropriate dress, including black shoes and black socks for all concert performances. Consult each Director for details.

6. You will be expected to participate in any day trips, overnight trips, out of country tours and possible related fund raising efforts. Your Music Director will provide specifics of any such activity well in advance.

7. The organization requires the support of family and friends throughout the year. Parents and families are encouraged to participate in one of the organization’s committees which include: finance, marketing, ticket sales, sponsorship, planning, Board of Directors, Advisory Council, Fire Hall Concert Series, Dinner / Dance, Spring Concert (Redeemer), ArtsFest. Talk to your ensemble director for more information.

APPLICATION FORM FOR MEMBERSHIP

GENERAL RELEASE

In consideration for being accepted as a member of a Hamilton All Star Jazz Band Inc. (HASJB) program, on behalf of myself or as the legal guardian of the minor registrant, I acknowledge that staff and / or volunteers have taken all reasonable safety precautions and that this program may involve certain hazards and risks. I further authorize Hamilton All Star Jazz Band Inc. to obtain any medical care deemed necessary if I am/my child is injured and agree to pay for any resulting expenses. HASJB does not accept any responsibility for any accidents or incidents, that arise from your participation in the HASJB program and that may result in personal injury or death of any persons, or damage sustained by any individual or damage to property owned by any individual, and by signing this form I/we agree to waive and save harmless the HASJB, its directors, officers, employees, agents, and volunteers (collectively “the Releases”) from any and all such claims, loss, damages or causes of action whether arising from the negligence of the releasees or otherwise. The undersigned has read all of the conditions, including requirements for ensemble members, and agrees to be bound by same.

PHOTOGRAPHY, RECORDING & PERSONAL INFORMATION RELEASE

Whereas you will, as a member of the HASJB program, participate in approved HASJB activities in which you may be photographed, recorded or videotaped (referred to hereafter as “the Property”); And whereas the HASJB has gathered information provided by you as set out below and has gathered or will gather other information from time to time (hereinafter referred to collectively as “the Information”):

Now therefore, in consideration for being accepted as a member of the HASJB program, which consideration is hereby received and acknowledged, you hereby irrevocably grant to HASJB perpetually, and for all media throughout the world (including print, non- theatrical, home video, CD, internet and any other electronic medium presently in existence or invented in the future), the right to use and incorporate (alone or together with other materials), in whole or in part, the Property and the Information.

You acknowledge that HASJB may post the Information on our website where it may be accessed and downloaded by anyone.

You hereby agree that you will not bring or consent to others bringing claim or action against HASJB on the grounds that anything contained in the Property or the Information, or in the advertising and publicity used in connection herewith, is defamatory, reflects adversely on you, violates any other right whatsoever, including, without limitation, rights of privacy and publicity. You hereby release HASJB, its directors, officers, volunteers, successors and assigns from and against any and all claims, demands, actions, causes of actions, suits, costs, expenses, liabilities, and damages whatsoever that you may hereafter have against HASJB in connection with the Property and the Information.

This agreement shall not obligate HASJB to use the Property or the Information or to use any of the rights granted hereunder, or to prepare, produce, exhibit, distribute or exploit the Property or the Information.

HASJB shall have the right to assign its rights hereunder, without your consent, in whole or in part, to any person, firm or corporation.


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