PULLMAN, Wash. — Nine bands and six jazz choirs from Washington and Idaho high schools will participate in Washington State University’s 1998 Jazz Festival Nov. 14.
High school participants will perform in 20-minute judged segments beginning at 8:40 a.m. The high school jazz choirs can be heard starting at 12:40 p.m. The programs, open to the public without charge, are set for WSU’s Bryan Hall Auditorium.
The Pullman High School jazz band opens the festival in the morning, followed by bands from Clarkston High School, Lewiston (Idaho) High School, Oaksdale High School, St. John/Endicott High School, Lakeside High School, Ephrata High School, Port Townsend High School and Coeur d’Alene (Idaho) High School.
The jazz choirs begin the afternoon with Coeur d’Alene High School’s Select Choir, followed by the Clarkston Jazz Choir, St. George’s Jazz Choir, Inglemoor High School’s Encore, the Selah High School Vikolairs and Peninsula High School’s Razzmatazz.
Highlighting the festival will be WSU graduates Brent Jensen and Dave Hagelganz. The saxophonists will perform in Bryan Hall Auditorium as part of a 5 p.m. program with WSU faculty members Horance Alexander Young, vocals and woodwinds; Greg Yasinitsky, saxophone; Charles Argersinger, piano; Dave Jarvis, percussion; and Dave Turnbull, trumpet.
The evening program also will include the WSU Big Band conducted by Yasinitsky and the “VOJAZZ” vocal jazz ensemble directed by Young.