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Twenty High School & Middle School Bands Competing Friday at SWOSU Jazz Festival

February 3, 2014

Allen Vizzutti

Twenty high school and middle school jazz bands will compete in the Southwestern Oklahoma State University Jazz Band Contest this Friday, February 7, as part of SWOSU Jazz Festival activities on the Weatherford campus.

The 44th 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 legendary trumpet player Allen Vizzutti.

In addition, four university jazz bands from SWOSU and the University of Oklahoma will also participate in the festival. SWOSU Jazz Ensemble “A” will perform at the 1 and 8 p.m. concerts, SWOSU Jazz Ensemble “B” will perform at 6:30 p.m. and two bands from the University of Oklahoma will perform at 7 and 7:30 p.m. before the main 8 p.m. concert. 

Tickets are $10 for general admission, $5 for seniors 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 the Berrong Recital Hall on Friday at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. 

The SWOSU Jazz Festival is presented by the SWOSU Department of Music with the assistance of the Oklahoma Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts and Yamaha. 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

8 a.m. Cordell High School Steve Smith
8:30 a.m. Okemah High School Josh Dodson
9 a.m. Oklahoma Christian School Bryan Myers
9:30 a.m. Washington High School Christopher Hall
10 a.m. Del City High School Floyd Haynes
10:45 a.m. Guthrie High School Rob Blackburn
11:15 a.m. Duncan High School Jeramy Haas
11:45 a.m. Liberal High School KS Lance Burnette
12:15 p.m. Tuttle High School Steve Sharp/Seth Boothby
2:15 p.m. Del City High School Floyd Haynes
2:45 p.m. Enid High School Eric Pennello
3:15 p.m. U.S. Grant High School Tom Cortes
3:45 p.m. Enid High School Eric Pennello
4:15 p.m. Mustang High School Ryan Edgmon/Bradley Harrison
4:45 p.m. Tulsa Ambassadors
5:30 p.m. Yukon High School Clint Brown
6:00 p.m. Mustang High School Ryan Edgmon/Bradley Harrison
6:30 p.m. SOWSU Jazz Ensemble “B” Evan Neal
7:00 p.m. University of Oklahoma Jay Wilkinson
7:30 p.m. University of Oklahoma Jay Wilkinson

SWOSU Berrong Music Hall Room 101

9 a.m. Kerr Middle School Doug Fallis
9:30 a.m. Waller Middle School Robert Anderson
10 a.m. Emerson Middle School David Toelle

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