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Noteworthy... U.S. All-American Marching Band


Congratulations to Morgan Sweatman, a clarinet player from KDS DAR High School, on being selected to participate in the U.S. Army


All-American


Marching Band. Morgan received an all-expense paid trip to San Antonio for the All-American Bowl,


including


airfare, hotel, food, rehearsal gear, performance gear, instrument (borrowed), and more. Morgan was nominated by DAR band director, Jody Stiles.


with the quality of all this year's applicants. This was our most competitive year, and it was difficult to narrow the field,” says Associate Artistic Director Marcus Roberts. “Leading Swing Central Jazz is a highlight for me every year. Our group approach to instruction immerses students in big band jazz, and after three intense days, students, band directors and clinicians walk away inspired by this great art form.”


Grissom High School A Jazz Band


Grissom High School A Jazz Band Selected as one of twelve high school Jazz Bands to Participate in the 2015 Savannah Music Festival


Savannah, Georgia – Twelve of the nation’s top high school jazz bands have been selected to participate in the ninth annual SWING CENTRAL JAZZ High School Jazz Band Competition & Workshop, an event produced by the Savannah Music Festival (SMF). Pianist/composer Marcus Roberts leads a group of 23 esteemed musicians/ educators as the Associate


Artistic


Director, along with Associate Director Jim Ketch, trumpet player and Director of Jazz Studies at UNC Chapel Hill. Participating students work with jazz masters across three days, perform in the “Jazz on the River” showcase on Savannah’s River Street, play in competition rounds, and attend a variety of SMF performances during their stay, which takes place from March 25 through 27, 2015. “We were thrilled


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Theo Vernon and Bill Connell of Grissom High School presents Concert Band Camp? It’s the Residuals!! occuring during “The Midwest Clinic” in December.


Valerie Morgan, Simmons Middle School, conducts a rehearsal lab occuring during “The Midwest Clinic” in December.


February/March 2015


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