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30th Annual Jack Oatts Jazz Festival

posted Jan 30, 2016, 2:49 PM by Cory Houghton
30th Annual Jack Oatts Jazz Festival

The 30th Annual Jack Oatts Jazz Festival will be held in the Earlham Schools Auditorium on Saturday, February 6, 2016.  The festival promotes jazz education in honor of Mr. Jack Oatts.  Mr. Oatts, known as the "Father of Iowa High School Jazz Education," was the Earlham band director from 1955-1966.  Twenty three jazz ensembles from Class 1A, 2A, 3A, 4A, and Junior High schools will be performing throughout the day.  The festival performances are open to the public.  Admission to the festival is $5 for adults and $3 for students.  This year's judges include Mr. Jim Oatts, Dr. Jim Romain (Drake University), and Dr. Jim Bovinette (Iowa State University).

30th Annual Jack Oatts Jazz Festival Schedule

8:00Des Moines East HSJoseph Thering4A
8:24Indianola High SchoolMike Richardson4A
8:48Waukee High School Jazz IIJeff Patterson4A
9:12Des Moines Lincoln HSKevin Stegemann4A
9:36Waukee High School Jazz IChris Strohmaier4A
10:054A Awards
10:12Woodward Granger High SchoolBryan Willer2A
10:36Lynville-Sully High SchoolRyan McNulty1A
11:00Lamoni Jazz EnsembleLucas Trainer1A
11:24Lunch Break
11:301A & 2A Awards
12:12Carlisle MIddle School: Red Jazz BandKim HowlandJunior High
12:36Pella Middle School: 7th GradeDerek StrattonJunior High
1:00Carlisle Middle School: Sliver BandKim HowlandJunior High
1:24North Polk Middle SchoolNick ThomsonJunior High
1:48Solon Middle SchoolMichael ComptonJunior High
2:12Carlisle Middle School: Gold BandKim HowlandJunior High
2:36Pella Middle School: 8th GradeDerek StrattonJunior High
3:00Indianola Middle SchoolNic AddeliaJunior High
3:24Harlan Middle SchoolRyan MeyerJunior High
3:48DCG MS JazzSteve BrittJunior High
4:20MS Awards
4:24Carlisle Jazz IIMichael Kosiek3A
4:48Saydel High SchoolEric Layden3A
5:12ADM High SchoolRussell Braun3A
5:36Carlisle Jazz IMichael Kosiek3A
6:00Harlan High SchoolRyan Meyer3A
6:303A Awards