2018 All-State Jazz Band

2018 All State Jazz Band


Born and raised in Newhall CA, George Stone was a product of the strong local music programs and teachers of the Santa Clarita Valley. He graduated from Hart High School and received his degrees from Cal State University Northridge where he was a member of the renowned Jazz A-Band for whom he wrote extensively. By age 21 he was directing his own Los Angeles big band and writing for live shows and television.

In addition to his professional music career, he taught music at William S. Hart High School. A move to Cambria, CA brought him to the music faculty at Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, CA, where he currently teaches Audio Technology and Music Theory/Composition.

George has appeared as guest composer/conductor at colleges and universities throughout the nation. He has adjudicated literally hundreds of jazz festivals throughout the United States and is commissioned regularly by high school, college and professional bands to compose new music for jazz ensemble.

Jazz Band Audition Manuals / Info: 

- 2018 NMEA Audition Guide + 2018 Jazz Band Auditions Manual

- Audition Region Lookup Guide


2018 All-State Jazz Band Audition Requirements

Instrumental Audition Window is open September 19 through September 29, 11:59 p.m. CT.

Repertoire for 2018 Jazz Band:

2018 Jazz Band Rep - George Stone, Conductor
1.  Seems Like Old Times - Arranged by Frank Mantooth
2.  Alive - Dave Eshelman
3.  Her Song - Arranged by Patrick Williams 
4.  The New Generation - George Stone

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