The Off Beats

  • Our after-school jazz band is supported by donations to SOKM  Please register at the on-line website beginning Sept 15th. 

    Mondays & Thursdays, 3:30 - 4:30 pm, Las Colinas Band Room D7, starting Monday Sept 30th!
    Auditions are after school by appointment in September and January in the Las Colinas Band Room D7.

    Audition requirements for The Off Beats

    For wind instruments:

     Standard of Excellence, Book 2 ("Blue Book")
     #98 & #100
     Page 42-43:  "thirds" for concert Bb, Eb, & F major scales;  chromatic scale
     Audition playing is judged on the priority basis of rhythm, notes, articulation, and musicality.  The music should sound confident.

    For drum set, keyboard, mallets, bass, and guitar:

    Please bring some prepared music to show what you can play.  Also sight read excerpts of actual music we perform.  Please email me for music posted on Google Classroom.  Drum set player needs to be able to read music and play a number of rhythm patterns on set, including swing, blues, latin, rock, and jazz beats.  Contact Reese Copsey

    Becoming a member of the group requires a commitment to be at all of the performances, be at as many practices as possible, and to continue playing with the group for the entire school year.  If you miss 3 consecutive weeks without notice you are assumed to no longer be part of the group.  Please email to schedule an audition or if you have questions.  Thanks, Reese Copsey