High School and College Jazz Bands Playing at Friday's SWOSU Jazz Festival

Twenty high school, middle school and college jazz bands will compete in the Southwestern Oklahoma State University Jazz Band Contest this Friday, February 12, as part of the SWOSU Jazz Festival activities on the Weatherford campus.

The 46th annual SWOSU Jazz Festival will feature Friday concerts at 1 and 8 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center on the SWOSU campus. Featured guest this year is Matt Wilson and Arts & Crafts band that will perform a free concert on Thursday night, February 11, at 7 p.m. in the Berrong Recital Hall.

Tickets for the 1 and 8 p.m. concerts 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. The two concerts will feature the guest artists as well as the SWOSU Jazz Ensemble “A”.

Two clinics, which are open to the public and free of charge, will be held by visiting artists in the Hilltop Theatre on Friday: Matt Wilson will do a Jazz Drums clinic at 11 a.m. and the Arts & Crafts Band will be featured at 3 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 the City of Weatherford.  For additional information, contact the SWOSU Music Office at 580-774-3708.

The public is invited to the following performances of bands. The lineup of bands and directors for the SWOSU Jazz Band Contest is:

SWOSU Fine Arts Center  Auditorium

Time School Director Class
8 a.m. Kerr Middle School Johnny Raposa 8-5A
8:30 a.m. Emerson Middle School David Toelle 8-4A
9:00 a.m. Cordell High School Steve Smith 3A
9:30 a.m. Del City High School Floyd Haynes 5A-E
10:00 a.m. Verdigris High School Dustin Brown 3A-E
10:30 a.m. Del City High School Floyd Haynes 5A
11:00 a.m. Oklahoma Christian Bryan Myers 3A
11:00 A.M. Matt Wilson-Jazz Drums Hilltop Theatre
11:30 a.m. Verdigris High School Euell Hanna 3A
12:00 p.m. Duncan High School Jeramy Haas 5A
12:30 p.m. Clinton High School Melinda Tarkington 4A
1:00 p.m. Jazz Festival Concert Fine Arts Auditorium
2:00 p.m. Sulphur High School Sean Johnson 4A-E
2:30 p.m. Oologah High School Clint Kubala 4A
3:00 p.m. Ponca City High School Keith Crocker 6A
3:00 p.m. Arts & Crafts Clinic Hilltop Theatre
3:30 p.m. Sulphur High School Sean Johnson 4A
4:00 p.m. Yukon High School Toni Myers 6A
4:30 p.m. Ardmore High School Mark Smithey 5A
5:00 p.m. Norman North High School Trent Davis 6A
5:30 p.m. Northeastern State University Clark Gibson U
6:00 p.m. East Central University Kirk Palmer U
6:30 p.m. SWOSU Jazz Ensemble Alexander Davis U
8:00 p.m. Jazz Festival Concert Fine Arts Auditorium