Eastern Region

Each year, the North Carolina Bandmasters Eastern District holds numerous events associated with the development of musicianship skills in the area of Jazz music. As a part of the East Region Jazz, middle and high school students in the district are given the opportunity to audition for the East Region All-Region Jazz Band. Similar to All-District, students spend numerous months preparing certain scales, an instrumental solo, and practicing their improvisational skills in preparation for the audition with the intent of making the band and participating in the two-day clinic. Additionally, the East Region Jazz gives directors and their students the opportunity to showcase their jazz ensembles through their participation in the East Region Jazz Music Performance Adjudication, where they perform various jazz pieces, while being adjudicated and given a rating by judges from across North Carolina and the United States. To access documents related to a particular East Region Jazz event, please click on one of the following headings:


2019-2020 Eastern Region Jazz Dates:

December 20th – Registration deadline for All Region Jazz Auditions

January 18th – All Region Jazz Auditions – Hope Middle School

January 25th – Snow date for All Region Jazz Auditions – Hope Middle School

Feb 14th-15th – All Region Jazz Clinic – UNC-Wilmington

April 15th – Deadline for Jazz MPA Registration

May 15th – Jazz MPA – JH Rose High School, Greenville, NC

Audition Information