Bands & Orchestra

CERRITOS COLLEGE
MUSIC DEPARTMENT
INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLE AUDITIONS

AUDITION DATE: Always the Saturday before the term begins
AUDITION SITE: CERRITOS COLLEGE, MUSIC DEPARTMENT, ROOM BC53

11110 Alondra Blvd Norwalk, CA 90650

ENSEMBLES: BAND, ORCHESTRA, JAZZ ENSEMBLE, POP/ROCK, & PEP BAND

AUDITION ELIGIBILITY: Any C.C. student, faculty, or staff, any community member, any high school student!

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:Each audition time consists of a 5-minute time slot
No Audition Required for Pep Band, just sign up!

Music selection for Band & Orchestra
- Prepare a 2-3 minute music selection of your choice that best shows your ability
- You may be asked to sightread and play some scales

Music selection for Jazz Ensemble & Pop Ensemble
- Prepare a 2-3 minute JAZZ selection of your choice that best shows your ability
- Pop song style selection: Any style of music is accepted!
- You may be asked to play scales, sightread, or improvise (improvisation will be blues: concert Bb or F)

- Drummers: Prepare swing, latin, rock, and funk grooves
- Piano, Guitar, and Bass: Play melody and chord changes of any jazz standard
- Percussion: Be prepared to play salsa, cumbia, merengue, etc.
- Vocalist: Prepare 1 selection 3-4 minutes in length. You will sing with a microphone, stage
presence will be a factor, and you must provide your own accompanist (i.e., piano, guitar, sing-
a-long CD). Pitch recall will be required.

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WHO ARE ACCEPTED WILL RECEIVE COLLEGE CREDIT THROUGH THE COLLEGE BRIDGE PROGRAM. FORMS WILL BE PROVIDED AND THERE ARE NO TUITION FEES!

TO SIGN-UP FOR AN AUDITION OR FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Dr. Betancourt
Director of Bands and Orchestra
Cerritos College
dbetancourt@cerritos.edu
email linkor call 562.860.2451 ext. 2631

CERRITOS COLLEGE
ENSEMBLE DESCRIPTION

The Cerritos College instrumental ensembles place emphasis on a high degree of fine ensemble playing.

CC Band Fresno Concert

Concert Band Tuesday 7pm
The symphonic winds is dedicated to the performance of the finest traditional and contemporary band literature available. Emphasis is placed on the development of individual musicianship through large group rehearsals and sectionals. Concerts may include both on-campus and off-campus events.

Cerritos College Orchestra

Orchestra Friday 6pm
The orchestra is dedicated to the performance of standard orchestral literature. Emphasis is placed on the development of individual musicianship through large group rehearsals and sectionals. Concerts may include both on-campus and off-campus events.

CC Jazz Ensemble

Jazz Ensemble Wednesday 7pm
The jazz ensemble is dedicated to the performance of both contemporary and standard jazz literature. Emphasis is placed on the development of individual musicianship through large group rehearsals and sectionals. Concerts may include both on-campus and off-campus events.

CC Pop Rock Group

Pop Ensemble Thursday 7pm SPRING SEMESTER ONLY
This high energy ensemble provides the students an opportunity to learn and perform contemporary music with an emphasis on pop, rock, funk, and latin. Emphasis is placed on the development of individual musicianship through large group rehearsal. Concerts may include both on-campus and off-campus events.

Pep Band Thursday 7pm FALL SEMESTER ONLY
The primary responsibility of the pep band is to provide entertainment and school spirit at scheduled home football games. Emphasis is placed on the development of individual musicianship through large group rehearsals and sectionals. Performances may include both on-campus and off-campus events.

QUESTIONS? CONTACT:

Dr. Betancourt
Director of Bands and Orchestra
Cerritos College
dbetancourt@cerritos.edu
email linkor call 562.860.2451 ext. 2631