Jim Coffin Jazz Festival
February 23rd and 24th - 2018
Jim Coffin is IHSMA sanctioned and is IJE Jazz Championships qualifier.
Registration deadline - January 16th, 2018
Registration Fee - $125 per ensemble
Competition runs over the course of two days at the end of February.
Competitive classes - 1A, 2A, 3A, 4A, Second band and two
Middle school classes.
Awards given for 1st, 2nd, 3rd in each class, a judge awarded top soloist
in each class and Judges Pick for Best Band of the Weekend.
The Jazz Band is part of a long tradition of excellence in Jazz at W-G. It began in the late 50's, as one of the first high school Jazz programs in the state, under the direction of Mr. Jim Coffin. Presently, Bryan Willer has the responsibility for the direction of the junior high and high school jazz bands. The bands perform at many festivals throughout the year. All of these experiences provide valuable learning opportunities for Woodward-Granger's young jazz musicians.