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Seventeen H.S. and J.H. Bands to Play at SWOSU Jazz Festival

February 3, 2009

Seventeen high school and junior high jazz bands will compete in the Southwestern Oklahoma State University Jazz Band Contest on Friday, February 13, as part of SWOSU Jazz Festival activities on the Weatherford campus.

The 39th annual SWOSU Jazz Festival will feature concerts at 1 and 8 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center on the SWOSU campus. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $3 for students and are on sale at the SWOSU Music Office, Room 100 in the Fine Arts Center on the SWOSU campus.

The SWOSU Jazz Festival will feature the Clayton Brothers Quintet, including John Clayton, bass; Jeff Clayton, saxophone; Terell Stafford, trumpet; Ovid Calvaire, drums; and Gerald Clayton, piano.

A free concert featuring the visiting musicians will be held on Thursday, February 12, at 7 p.m. in Room 101 of the Berrong Music Hall. Admission is free but seating is limited.

Several clinics, which are open to the public and free of charge, will be held by the visiting artists in Room 101 of the Berrong Music Hall on Friday at 10 a.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. More information is available by contacting the SWOSU Music Department.                                         

The SWOSU Jazz Festival is presented by the SWOSU Department of Music with the assistance of the Oklahoma Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. For additional information contact the SWOSU Music Office at 580-774-3708.

The lineup of bands for the SWOSU Jazz Band Contest is:

SWOSU Fine Arts Center Room 102

9:30 AM  Del City Jr. High Floyd Haynes 9-4A
10:00 AM Emerson Jr. High Gayla Heinrichs 9-4A
10:30 AM  Waller Jr. High David Toelle 9-4A
11:00 AM  Mustang Middle School Roger Sharp/Steve Sharp 8-5A
11:30 AM  Oklahoma Christian Michael Brown 3A-E

SWOSU Fine Arts Auditorium

9:00 AM  Clinton High School Dr. Terry Segress/Teresa Segress 3A
9:30 AM    Midwest City High School Mark Henseley 5A
10:00 AM  Duncan High School Jeramy Haas 5A
10:30 AM  Del City High School Floyd Haynes 6A
11:00 AM  Enid High School Eric Pennello 6A-E
11:30 AM  Enid High School Eric Pennello 6A
2:30 PM    Fort Gibson High School Diania Hopkins 3A
3:00 PM    Altus High School Jeff Hastings 5A
3:30 PM    Putnam City West High School Kristina Lindstrom/Ben Fast 6A
4:00 PM    Mustang High School Myers/Sharp/Harrison 6A-E
4:30 PM    Mustang High School Myers/Sharp/Harrison 6A
5:30 PM    Yukon High School Clint Brown 6A

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