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Monday, March 17, 2008

JazzFest School & Community Band contest launched

The Sonny Bradshaw Community & School Band Exposure Competition was announced At The Lunch Time Concert at The Jamaica School Of Music – Edna Manley College of The Performing Arts on Thursday 13th March.

The programme included performances by the student music body under the direction of Mr. Ibo Cooper and featured a rehearsal-performance by The horn sections of The Jamaica Big Band conducted by Mr. Sonny Bradshaw.
Details of the competition, established over ten years ago without corporate support was announced with invitations for preparation to all schools with a music department who may enter groups from trios to big band with wind instruments.

Community and School Bands may enter while preparing three music items, a Duke Ellington composition, a Bob Marley composition and a Blues composition of choice.
Assessment will be conducted by a Music Committee comprised of Ms. Marjorie Whylie O.D., Mr. Frankie Campbell O.D. and Mr. Harold Tinglin music teacher.

The selected top three entrants will be exposed during The Public Community Concerts during Jazz Week June 9-14, while the Winners will be presented on Closing Father’s Day Jazz of The Festival at The Shaw Park Beach Hotel.

Prizes will be announced before the conclusion of The Community & School Band Competition.

Past winners in this competition were Herbert Morrison School, Browns Town High,

The Alpha Band (three times) and last year’s winners Dint Hill Technical among others.

Entry Forms may be had from The Jazz Centre, 22 East Kings House Road, Kingston 6 Ph; 927-3544.

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