My All County Jazz Audition

When I was in high school I auditioned for the all county jazz band. I had prepared several scales and solos on my electric bass.

There were 5 or so us going and after school us and our band teacher rode a school bus to the audition site.

In the warmup room I kept looking around for the other bass players. I was curious to see what the competition was like. We arrived early and there weren’t many students there yet.

Another bus load of students came in. Still no bassists.

Finally right before my audition I looked around. I was the only one!

I auditioned, and well, made the group.

I had to ask my director on the ride home, “Do I tell people I made the ensemble or that I was the only one that auditioned?”

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