SWOSU Jazz Festival Band Contest to Feature 14 High School and Junior High Bands
Fourteen high school and junior high jazz bands will compete in the Southwestern Oklahoma State University Jazz Band Contest this Friday, February 8, as part of SWOSU Jazz Festival activities on the Weatherford campus.
The 43rd 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 Wycliffe Gordon, a seven-time Jazz Journalists Association Trombonist of the Year.
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. Tickets will also be available before the concerts.
Two 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 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 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|
||Del City High School||Floyd Haynes|
||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|
||Enid High School
|4:00 p.m.||Liberal (KS) High School
||Mustang High School
||Ryan Edgmon/Bradley Harrison|
||Yukon High School
SWOSU Fine Arts Center Room 102
||Kerr Middle School
||Emerson Middle School||David Toelle|
|11:15 a.m.||Okla. Christian High School||Michael Brown|
|11:45 a.m.||Cordell High School||Steve Smith/Amy Smith|