Thirty Bands Competing at SWOSU Jazz Band Contest


Thirty high school and junior high jazz bands will compete in the Southwestern Oklahoma State University Jazz Band Contest this Friday, February 10, on the Weatherford campus.

The contest is part of the annual SWOSU Jazz Festival that features 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. Contributor tickets are also available for $30.

The SWOSU Jazz Festival will feature trumpeter/vocalist Byron Stripling and saxophonist/flutist Frank Wess as well as an outstanding jazz rhythm section made up of Kenny Drew, Jr., piano; Lynn Seaton, bass; and Dennis Mackrel, drums.

A concert featuring only the visiting musicians will be held on Thursday, February 9, at 7 p.m. in SWOSU Music 101. 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 Music Building on Friday. A rhythm section clinic will be held at 10 a.m. by Drew, Seaton and Mackrel; a clinic by Stripling will be at 2:30 p.m.; and a clinic by Frank Wess will be at 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 or email

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

SWOSU Fine Arts Center Room 102

7:45 AM Thomas-Fay-Custer HS Dan Chisham HS 2A
8:15 Metro Christian Academy Kelly Garcia HS 2A
8:45 Cordell HS Steve & Amy Smith HS 2A
9:15 Verdigris HS Euell Hanna HS 2A
9:45 Waller JH (Enid) David Toelle JH 9-4A
10:15 Cimarron MS Jeff Kidwell JH 8-4A
10:45 Mustang North MS Mary Jo Sharp JH 8-4A
11:45 Mustang South MS Ryan Edgmon JH 8-4A
11:45 Monroney JH J. Gilley, B. Goodner, M. Hensley JH 9-4A
12:15 Kerr JH Wes McLennan JH 9-4A
2:15 PM Longfellow JH (Enid) Brad Mitchell JH 9-3A
2:45 Mustang Mid High Bryan Myers/Tom Mangus JH 9-5A
3:15 Thomas Edison HS Jazz Two Joseph Metzer HS E
3:45 Mustang HS Larry Edgmon HS E
4:15 Yukon HS Clint Brown HS E
4:45 Enid HS Robert Anderson HS E

SWOSU Fine Arts Auditorium

8:00 AM Verdigris HS (Combo) Euell Hanna HS 2A
8:30 Coweta HS Tim Brandt HS 4A
9:00 Duncan HS Jeramy Haas HS 4A
9:30 Thomas Edison HS Jazz One Joseph Metzer HS 4A
10:00 Carl Albert HS Andrew Brooks/Martin King HS 4A
10:30 Midwest City HS Mark Hensley HS 5A
11:00 Del City HS Phil Wilkerson/Floyd Haynes HS 5A
11:30 Edmond Memorial HS Lynn Ann Feroli HS 5A
2:30 PM Sallisaw HS D. Brent Evans HS 3A
3:00 Norman HS Peter Liesenfeld/Jim Meiller HS 5A
3:30 Enid HS Robert Anderson HS 5A
4:00 Putnam City HS Darby Cassaday HS 5A
4:30 Mustang HS Roger Sharp HS 5A
5:00 Yukon HS Clint Brown HS 5A