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SWOSU Jazz Festival Band Contest to Feature 14 High School and Junior High Bands

February 1, 2013

Wycliffe Gordon 

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
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. Liberal (KS) High School
Lance Burnette
4:30 p.m.
Mustang High School
Ryan Edgmon/Bradley Harrison
5:00 p.m.
Yukon High School
Clint Brown

SWOSU Fine Arts Center Room 102

10:15 a.m.
Kerr Middle School
Doug Fallis
10:45 a.m.
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

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