Harlingen Convention Center
Saturday, April 20
Jazz Adjudication Panel:
Ron Wilkins - World-Renowned Performing Artist, New York City
Dr. Paul Hageman - Retired Director of Music, Texas A&M University Kingsville
Michel Machietto - Past Member of the One O'clock Lab Band from the University of North Texas and Band Director in Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD
Feel the rhythm, embrace the groove – It’s time for the South Texas Jazz Festival! Get ready for a fun-filled day showcasing the most talented student jazzers in Texas. If you have a jazz program, you definately want your students to compete at this event.
Prepare to be overtaken by the elegance and beauty of the Harlingen Convention Center. Your group will warm up in the King Fisher Meeting Room and perform in the Great Kiskadee Ballroom.
Your performance will be adjudicated by leading experts in Jazz education, offering positive and constructive commentary for your group. Numerous awards will be presented in each classification & category for high school & junior high.
Ron Wilkins will also be providing a FREE Educational Workshop midday for all participants. This is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity for you and your students.
The festival ends with a Special Finale Performance featuring Ron Wilkins and the Directors Jazz Band, followed by the awards ceremony.
$150 Per Performing Group (Non-refundable)
$225 Per Performing Group
Grand Champion Trophy – awarded to one high school and junior high
1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Trophies – awarded in each classification/category for competition ensembles
All-Star Jazz Awards – awarded to students with exemplary performance skills
Outstanding Section/Caption Awards – high school/junior high
Outstanding Musician of the Day Awards – high school/junior high
Competition Ensembles – receive ratings and ranking within their classification
Ratings Only Ensembles – receive only ratings and comments, no ranking
Comments Only – adjudicator comments only, no ratings or ranking
Adjudication Rating Scale
Division I – Superior (860-1000)
Division II – Excellent (710-859)
Division III – Good/Average (560-709)
Not provided in warm-up: drum set, bass amp, and piano
*Bring your own tuners and metronomes.
Our recordings include:
Professional digital audio recording with left and right mono ambience large-diaphragm condenser microphones.
Audio digitalization produced by state-of-the-art interface with mic inputs, each with crystal clear high headroom preamp at sampling rates up to 96 khz, remarkably low noise.
Compatible digital audio workstation (DAW) software managed by a focused portable computer.
The result is a clean, pure, quality sound!
Featured guest perfomance by the Directors Jazz Band prior to announcement of awards.
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