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SWOSU Jazz Festival Band Contest to Feature 16 High School and Junior High Bands

February 3, 2012

Sixteen high school and junior high jazz bands will compete in the Southwestern Oklahoma State University Jazz Band Contest this Friday, February 10, as part of SWOSU Jazz Festival activities on the Weatherford campus.

The 42nd annual SWOSU Jazz Festival will feature concerts at 1 and 8 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center on the SWOSU campus. Featured guest this year is Paul McKee, trombonist with the Woody Herman Big Band.  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.

Several clinics, which are open to the public and free of charge, will be held by 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. 

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 and directors for the SWOSU Jazz Band Contest is:

SWOSU Fine Arts Auditorium

9:30 a.m. Del City High School Floyd Haynes
10:00 a.m. Duncan High School
Jeramy Haas
10:30 a.m. Del City High School Floyd Haynes
11:00 a.m. Midwest City High School Mark Hensley
2:30 p.m.
Enid High School
Eric Pennello
3:00 p.m. Mustang High School Ryan Edgmon/Bradley Harrison
3:30 p.m.
Enid High School
Eric Pennello
4:00 p.m.
Yukon High School
Clint Brown
4:30 p.m.
Mustang High School Ryan Edgmon/Bradley Harrison
5:00 p.m.
Enid High School 
Eric Pennello

SWOSU Fine Arts Center Room 102

9:15 a.m.
Longfellow Middle School Danny Powers
9:45 a.m. 
Monroney Middle School
Holly Fike/Mark Hensley
10:15 a.m. Kerr Middle School
Doug Fallis
10:45 a.m.
Emerson Middle School David Toelle
11:15 a.m. Cordell High School Steve Smith
11:45 a.m.
Okemah High School
Seth Cudd

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