Jan 23

MSBOA District VI Jazz Festival Application

Hello District VI Jazzers!

It’s time to sign up for MSBOA District VI Jazz Festival…and quickly!  The deadline is March 3 to register!  With all these snow days, please don’t delay!

WHAT IS JAZZ FESTIVAL?
MSBOA District VI offers a completely relaxed and non-adjudicated Jazz Festival hosted at South Haven High School in the beautiful Listiak Auditorium.  Anyone with any type of ensemble that performs jazz is welcome to attend…that means combos, big bands, jazz pep-style bands, come one come all bands…hey…maybe even a jazz string ensemble!  The important thing is that we are encouraging students to play jazz and keep it alive!

WHERE’S THE APPLICATION?
Click on FORMS!  Read more to learn about our special guest clinician!

WHAT ELSE IS GOING ON AT JAZZ FESTIVAL?
Glad you asked…a super cool Feature Concert with the All Star Jazz Ensemble and a headliner. Every ensemble that participates has the opportunity to have a student be represented in the All Star Jazz Ensemble.  In addition, a headliner will follow!  Admission is FREE!

WHAT IF WE WANT TO STAY THE WHOLE DAY?
Great idea!  All sessions are open to watch and the clinician will be wearing a microphone.  In addition, I am working on some options for lunch and dinner in hopes that those who choose will not have to leave the school.  Those options may have an extra cost.  Or you can have your bus stay and take you to one of our many local restaurants for lunch and/or dinner.

WHAT TIME IS JAZZ FESTIVAL?
Jazz Festival is a one day and all day event.  The Feature concert will take place in the evening (approx 7:00pm).  The first clinic depends on how many groups apply (last year 9:00am).  Last year, each group received a 35 minute stage time (including set up and tear down).

Please contact me if you have any questions!

Jeff Bopp
Director of Bands
South Haven High School
MSBOA District VI VP of Jazz Activities

Dec 09

Welcome to MSBOA District VI!

This website is designed for the current certified Directors of MSBOA District VI.  If you have any question regarding this website and its contents, please contact our Webmaster, Jeff Bopp.

Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the following features:

  • HOME: for the latest news on updates and announcements.
  • ABOUT: a message from our District President, Phil Huff.
  • CALENDAR: all official MSBOA District VI deadlines and dates have been incorporated into this calendar.  For each event, you can check the details on when or where the event is to be held, and complete contact information for the VP or Chair.
  • DISCUSSION FORUM: you must create a username and password in order to use this function.
  • FORMS: forms will be uploaded as they are received from the VP or Chair.  If there is a form you need, please contact the Webmaster.  Recent uploads include: a printable calendar, expense and deposit sheets, the scholarship form, and the 2014 B&O Festival Registration Packet.
  • NEWS: check back for latest on what is HOT in instrumental music in Southwest Michigan.  Directors…is something great happening at your school?  Share!  Send your info to the Webmaster.  Current news: Michigan Music Festival and SW participants, SW Michigan MS Honors Band is ready for registration, and the Lake Michigan Youth Orchestra is performing TWICE in December!
  • OFFICERS: find out who’s who or check back for contact information when the need arises.  It’s all here!
  • SCHOOLS: a complete list of participating schools located in MSBOA District VI…the friendliest district in the state!