Rules of Eligibility

Rules of Eligibility 

All performers in each group must be currently enrolled as a student in that institution. However, junior high vocal groups may use high school students or adults in their rhythm section.

Vocal Jazz Ensembles 

  1. Vocal jazz ensembles will be allowed a minimum of 10 singers and a maximum of 30 singers (a maximum of 18 singers in CPM) and six instrumentalists on any one chart. 
  2. Each ensemble is allowed 25 minutes which includes performance and clinic time. Exceeding this time limit will result in score penalization. 
  3.  Additional percussion instruments used in an incidental manner will not be counted in the six-instrument allotment.

Vocal Solo Division 

  1.  Each soloist is allowed 25 minutes, which includes clinic time.
  2.  Soloists should perform two contrasting pieces.
  3.  It is recommended that a soloist have a rhythm section including piano, bass and drums but it is not required.

Instrumental Jazz Ensembles 

  1.  Instrumental jazz ensembles must have a minimum of 10 performers and no more than 25 performers on stage during any one chart.
  2.  Each ensemble is allowed 25 minutes which includes performance and clinic time. Exceeding this time limit will result in score penalization.
  3. Personnel cannot be repeated in #1 and #2 groups on the same instrument.
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