Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival Student Performance Results for Feb. 28

Saturday, February 28 2009


Feb. 28, 2009

MOSCOW, IDAHO - High school bands and combos were featured on the final day of student performances at the Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival at the University of Idaho. The day’s performances featured groups from across the western U.S. and Canada, and from as far away as Nebraska and North Dakota.

The musicians performed for adjudicators who provided feedback and critical evaluation of the groups’ performance. Groups selected as Adjudicators’ Choice received awards from festival sponsors. Adjudicator’s also selected instrumental soloists to perform at Hamp’s Club prior to the Saturday evening concert. Hamp’s Club is a new feature at the Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival and provides students the opportunity to perform in a special, jazz club-like setting.

The student groups and soloists selected by adjudicators for recognition were:

A Band
Adjudicators’ Choice
Nanaimo, B.C. Wellington Secondary School I, Carmella Luvisotto and Steve Jones, directors
Langley, Wash. South Whidbey High School, Chris Harshman, director
Adjudicators’ Special Commendation
Abbotsford, B.C. Mennonite Educational Institute, Dean Wedel, director
Pullman, Wash. Pullman High School, Jenny DeWitt, director
Omak, Wash. Omak High School, Dean Pearce, director

A Combo
Adjudicators’ Choice
Coldstream, B.C. Kalamalka Secondary School, Brian McMahon, director

AA Band
Adjudicators’ Choice
Cheney, Wash. Cheney High School I, Mike Suhling, director

AA Combo
Adjudicators’ Choice
Spokane, Wash. Gonzaga Preparatory School, Cameron LaPlante, director

AAA Band
Adjudicators’ Choice
Bellevue, Wash. Sammamish High School, Mark Wilbert, director
Seattle, Wash. Garfield High School, Clarence Acox, director
Adjudicator’s Special Commendation:
Seattle, Wash. Roosevelt High School, Stuart Mac Donald, director
Mead, Wash. Mt. Spokane High School, Scott Jones, director

AAA Combo
Adjudicators’ Choice
Bellevue, Wash. Sammamish High School, Mark Wilbert, director

AAAA Band
Adjudicators’ Choice
Seattle, Wash. Garfield High School I, Clarence Acox, director
Spokane, Wash. Mead High School I, Terry Lack, director
Adjudicator’s Special Commendation:
Seattle, Wash. Roosevelt High School, Scott Brown, director

AAAA Combo
Adjudicators’ Choice
Edmonds, Wash. Edmonds-Woodway High School II, Jake Bergevin, director

B Band
Adjudicators’ Choice
Bellevue, Wash, International School, Dave Holmes, director

B Combo
Adjudicators’ Choice
Oakesdale, Wash. Oakesdale High School, Carol Wichmann, director

Arts Division Band
Adjudicators’ Choice
Beaverton, Ore. Arts and Communications Magnet Academy I, Conte Bennett, director

Arts Division Combo
Adjudicators’ Choice
Portland, Ore. The Cool School, Joel Serber, director

Junior Division Band
Adjudicators’ Choice
Troutdale, Ore. Walt Morey Middle School, Danny Hunt, director

Junior Division Combo
Adjudicators’ Choice
Seattle, Wash. Eckstein Middloe School I, Moc Escobedo, director

Junior Secondary Band
Adjudicators’ Choice
Port Alberni, B.C. Alberni District Secondary School, Greg and Sarah Falls, directors
Junior Secondary Combo
Adjudicators’ Choice
Nanaimo, B.C. Wellington Secondary School, Carmella Luvisotto and Steve Jones, director

Baritone Sax Soloist
Adjudicators’ Choice
Port Alberni, B.C. Zachary Mills, Alberni District Secondary School

Alto Sax Soloist
Adjudicators’ Choice
Seattle, Wash. Andrew Campbell, Roosevelt High School
Adjudicators’ Special Commendation
Langley, Wash. Eric Vanderbilt-Mathews, South Whidbey High School
Bellevue, Wash. Kyle Mark, Newport High School

Tenor Sax Soloist
Adjudicators’ Choice
Beaverton, Ore. Alex Milsted, Arts and Community Magnet Academy
Adjudicators’ Special Commendation
Seattle, Wash. Xavier Del Castillo, Roosevelt High School
Seattle, Wash. Carl Majerau, Garfield High School
Edmonds, Wash. Christian Anderson, Edmonds-Woodway High School

Bass Soloist
Adjudicators’ Choice
Seattle, Wash. Colleen Gilligan, Garfield High School

Clarinet Soloist
Adjudicators’ Choice
Seattle, Wash. Carl Majeau, Garfield High School

Drum Soloist
Adjudicators’ Choice
Langley, Wash. Ian Marsanyi, South Whidbey High School

Guitar Soloist
Adjudicators’ Choice
Surrey, B.C. David Ison, Semiahmoo Secondary School
Adjudicators’ Special Commendation
Nanaimo, B.C. Jacob Skeeles, Wellington Secondary School
Seattle, Wash. Max Williams, Roosevelt High School
Bellevue, Wash. Eli Meisner, Newport High School

Piano Soloist
Adjudicators’ Choice
Seattle, Wash. Andrew Kennard, Garfield High School

Trombone Soloist
Adjudicators’ Choice
Seattle, Wash. Andy Clausen, Roosevelt High School

Trumpet Soloist
Adjudicators’ Choice
Seattle, Wash. Riley Mulherkar, Garfield High School
Adjudicators’ Special Commendation
Portland, Ore. Tree Palmedo, The Cool School
Seattle, Wash. Corey Dansereau, Roosevelt High School
Seattle, Wash. Michael Davis, Roosevelt High School

Violin Soloist
Adjudicators’ Choice
Seattle, Wash. Peter Johnson, Bishop Blanchet High School

Euphonium Soloist
Mill Creek, Wash. Stephanie Lebens, Jackson High School

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