Apr 01, 2014 - TPS Metro Jazz Honor Band Tonight at the Jazz Depot
TULSA, Oklahoma - Not every kid wants to grow up to be the next Justin Beiber or Taylor Swift. Some Tulsa students would rather follow in the footsteps of Miles Davis or Ella Fitzgerald.
The Tulsa Public Schools Metro Jazz Honor Band performs tonight at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame.
The students have quite a reputation.
"These students are the best of the best,” said Jason McIntosh, Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame CEO. “There will be exceptional talent showcased tonight at the Jazz Depot.”
Tulsa Public Schools students audition for spots in the high school and middle school jazz bands each year.
Tulsa Public Schools
2014 Metro Honor Jazz Bands
April 1st, 2014
Middle School Honor Jazz Band
Clinician – Joe Wilhelm, Grove H.S.
Tunes to be selected from:
Azule by Mike Steinel
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy arr. By Michael Sweeney
Bubbert Goes Undercove by Mike Steinel
Chattanooga Choo Choo arr. By Mike Story
Fat Cat by Doug Beach
Gold Card by Doug Beach and George Shutack
So What by Miles Davis, arr. By Michael Sweeney
High School Honor Jazz Band
Clinician – Euell Hanna, Verdigris H.S.
Tunes to be selected from:
Hay Burner by Sammy Nestico
Jive Samba by Nat Adderly, arr. By Alan Baylock
Solar by Miles Davis, arr. By Rick Stitzel
Spy In the Night by George Shutack
Swing Street by Sammy Nestico
Participating Schools and Directors
East Central JH: Louis Arhend
Carver JH: Kirby
Thoreau: Jama Moore
Edison JH & HS: Doug Styers and Danny Burnes
Memorial HS: Heath Miller
Booker T. WashingtonHS: Mike Moore
Special Thanks to
Ann Tomlins – TPS Fine Arts Coordinator
2014 Middle School Honor Jazz Band
Flute: Annabelle Harris
Alto Saxophone: Jacob Chrisman, Hagun Matlock, Spencer Warrick, Brandon Sweet, Steven Webb and Mathew Ziegler
Tenor Saxophone: Joe Bales, Sean Hinds, Mary Vuong and Anthony Ward
Baritone Saxophone: John Caldwell, Griffin Stockstill
Trumpet: Evan Loegering, Pagen Regnier, Andrew Yamashita, Tyger OneBear, Chloe Richardson, Madison Aquino, Cody Travnicek, Emma, Burgard, Reagan Cochran and Noah Skaistis.
Trombone: Daniel Bateman, Donald Broadnax, J.P. Schemmer, and Caden Meador
Guitar: Dylan Moore
Bass Guitar: Luke Ryan
Drumset: B. Paul DeMurro
2014 High School Honor Jazz Band
Alto Saxophone: Chelsea Zuniga and Braden Tarpenning
Tenor Saxophone: Hank Unterschutz and Gabrielle Trobare
Baritone Saxophone: Andrew King
Trumpets: Bishop Marsh, Cassandra Meador, Noah Buie and Makenna Wilson
Trombones: Anthony Jones, Evan, John Travnicek, Patrick
Guitar: Jon Tran
Piano: Kassidy Moore
Bass: Dylan Reid
Drumset: Jonathan Haywood
About our Clinicians
Joe Wilhelm is the director of bands at Grove High School where he has taught for 32 years. He is a graduate of the University of Arkansas. He has also served as the president for OMEA (Oklahoma Music Educators Association). He has received the Oklahoma Outstanding Jazz Educator Award in 1999. Mr. Wilhelm received the State Superintendent Fine Arts Excellence Award in 2013. Mr. Wilhelm’s concert and jazz bands have won several state championships and OSSAA Sweepstakes Awards. He has conducted the Oklahoma Ambassadors Jazz Band in Europe in 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, and 2013.
Euell Hannais the director of bands at Verdigris High School. He is a graduate of the University of Tulsa. As the Verdigris High School band director for the last 27 years, Hanna started teaching jazz band students before Verdigris even had a high school. Under Hanna’s direction, the Verdigris High School Jazz Band recently won its tenth straight OSSAA State Jazz Championship; this was the twenty second overall title for the high school band. In 2013, band director Euell Hanna was recognized with the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame's Zelia Breaux Distinguished Educator Award, which honors those individuals who have made significant contributions in music education.