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Verdigris Jazz Festival

Verdigris Jazz Festival Itinerary

Friday December 15, 2023

Our first jazz contest of the year is coming up and will be the Verdigris Jazz Festival at the Verdigris High School Activity Center: 26505 S 4110 Rd., Claremore, OK.

7:55 AM -  School starts (start in classes like a normal day)

10:15 AM -  Released from class, go to the band room to pack/load

10:30 AM -  Depart Neosho HS

11:30 AM ‘ish’ -  Eat Fast Food lunch (Please bring $ to eat)

12:15 PM -  Depart lunch

1:00 PM -  Arrive, unload, & check-in

Stage Band

1:30 PM -  Warmup / 10 Minute Transition

2:00 AM -  Performance & clinic

Studio Band 

5:00 PM -  Warmup / 10 Minute Transition

5:30 PM -  Performance & clinic

6:00 PM -  Awards

6:30 PM ‘ish’ -  Depart Verdigris

8:00 PM ‘ish’ -  Arrive back at Neosho HS 

Dress: ‘Cool Gig Clothes’.  Dress clothes, solid colors or light patterns.  Gentlemen could wear a standard tie (no bow ties, bolo ties, etc.) that is a solid color or light pattern.  Ladies may wear a skirt or dress if desired but should be knee length or longer when seated or have solid leggings underneath.  The attire should not bring focus to individuals but look nice as a collective group. 

Equipment:  Double check that you have your music, instrument, mouthpiece, reeds/accessories, cords, sticks, etc. NO EXCUSES!!!

Rhythm Section: The festival provides vibes, drums, cymbals, keyboard, and amps.  Though things may feel different or sound different. Make sure you bring key parts of the drumset that you would prefer to use (instead of what the festival provides). Check on all gear before leaving Neosho and Verdigris. Bass players/guitarists, bring extra cords and be carefully loading and unloading.  Your amp, keyboard, & mallet station is likely preferred for sound familiarity.

* No equipment is supplied at the warm up rooms.

Etiquette: Please be good ambassadors for the Neosho Band Program. Be humble, complimentary of others, and please… no phones out during performances or the clinic! Please DO cheer and clap for things you like in performances. Jazz is about community and having a good time. Be very receptive during the clinics!

Parent Check-Out: Parents must sign you out in person with a director if you are not returning to Neosho on the bus! 


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