Jim Coffin Jazz Festival
February 22nd and 23rd - 2019
Jim Coffin is IHSMA sanctioned and is IJE Jazz Championships qualifier.
Registration deadline - January 18th, 2019
Registration Fee - $125 per ensemble due by Feb 1st 2019
Competition runs over the course of two days at the end of February.
Competitive classes - 1A, 2A, 3A, 4A, Second band and
Awards given for 1st, 2nd, 3rd in each class, a judge awarded top soloist
in each class.
The Jazz Band is part of a long tradition of excellence 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.