Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival Student Adjudication Results for Feb. 27

Friday, February 27 2009


Feb. 27, 2009 

MOSCOW, Idaho More than 70 high school and secondary school vocal groups along with more than 150 soloists took the stage Friday at the Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival at the University of Idaho. The students came from throughout the western U.S. and Canada, with one group traveling to Moscow from Bismarck, N.D.

 

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 vocal soloists to perform at Hamp’s Club prior to the Friday evening concert. Hamp’s Club is a new feature for student performers and audiences, 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:

 

Junior Division Choir

Adjudicators’ Choice

Seattle, Wash.                        Eckstein Middle School, Moc Escobedo, director

 

B Choir

Adjudicators’ Choice

Spokane, Wash.            St. George’s School I, David Demand, director

 

A Choir

Adjudicators’ Choice

Abbotsford, B.C.            Mennonite Educational Institute I, Dean Wedel, director

 

AAA Choir

Adjudicators’ Choice

Coeur d’Alene                        Lake City High School, Lacie Hedahl, director

 

Adjudicators’ Special Commendation

Sandpoint                        Sandpoint High School III, Jon Brownell, director

 

AAAA Choir

Adjudicators’ Choice

Mountlake Terrace, Wash.            Mountlake Terrace High School, T.J. Sullivan, director

 

Adjudicators’ Special Commendation

Seattle, Wash.                                    Garfield High School, Carol Burton, director

 

Vocal Combo

Adjudicators’ Choice

Bismarck, N.D.                        Bismarck High School I, Mike Seil, director

 

Multi-Mic Choir

Adjudicators’ Choice

Seattle, Wash.                        Roosevelt High School, Scott Brown, director

 

Non-Mixed Choir

Adjudicators’ Choice

Sandpoint                        Sandpoint High School, Jon Brownell, director

 

Rhythm Section Combo

Adjudicators’ Choice

Edmonds, Wash.            Edmonds-Woodway High School, Jake Bergevin, director

 

Alto Vocal Soloist

Adjudicators’ Choice

Nanaimo, B.C.             Taylor Manns, Wellington Secondary School

Kenmore, Wash.            Alyxandra Lyn

 

Bass Vocal Soloist

Adjudicators’ Choice


Salem, Ore.             Wallace Harris Long III, Sprague High School

 

Soprano Vocal Soloist

Adjudicators’ Choice

Seattle, Wash.                        Courtney Parkin, King’s High School

Seattle, Wash.                        Emma Staake, Roosevelt High School

 

Adjudicators’ Special Commendation

Eagle                                    LeAnne Robinson, Arts West

 

Tenor Vocal Soloist

Adjudicators’ Choice

Sandpoint                        Cameron Brownell, Sandpoint High School                                                           

 

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