West Salem Jazz Festival Itinerary

Dear Jazz Band Members & Chaperones, I’m really looking forward to this Saturday. While this is a competitive event, please focus on just making beautiful music, supporting each other AND other groups, and having fun at the Wayne Bergeron workshop and performance. This truly will be a blast!

Below is a finalized itinerary for the jazz festival this Saturday. Please note that we will have a late return time and that you are responsible for meals. Please bring a sack lunch and money for dinner at the concessions (concessions info listed below).

Chaperones – I have free admission tickets for you. You are free to ride the bus or drive. I believe Shawn is driving and hauling bass and amps.

Rhythm Section – Read the note to you below from the festival director regarding what is being provided and what is not being provided for equipment.

West Salem Jazz Festival – Saturday, February 11th  

11:45 – Call Time
12:00 – Meeting in Band Room
12:15 – Load Busses
12:30 – Depart from Sherwood (Eat Sack Lunch en route if needed)
1:30 – Arrive
2:00 – Jazz Combo Warmup
2:30 – Jazz Combo Performance (Choir Room)
4:00 – Jazz II Warmup
4:30 – Jazz II Performance (Auditorium)
5:00 – Eat Dinner/Concessions or Sack.
5:30 – Awards for Combo (Gym)
5:40 – Wayne Bergeron Clinic (Gym) – All trumpet players attend and take your instrument! Not sure if other instrumentalists are allowed in this or not. If you can go, you SHOULD go.
6:00 – Jazz I Warmup (Auditorium)
6:30 – Jazz I Performance
9:00 – Wayne Bergeron Concert
9:30 – Awards
9:50 – Load Busses & Depart for Sherwood
11:05 – Arrive in Sherwood

Below is a note from the festival director regarding ticket prices, concession, and rhythm section equipment.

*Please let your parents and guests know that they will need to purchase a day pass to enter the festival.  Cost is $7.00 for adults;$5.00 for students, seniors, military; and free for children 5 and under.  Please note:  There is no cost (free) for festival participants, directors, and 4 chaperones per group (if your school is bringing 2 bands, you will receive 8 passes for chaperones; 3 bands, 12, etc).  We will issue wristbands to directors at check in.

Concessions offered for West Salem Jazz Festival:

  • Muffin, donut, granola bar or yogurt – $1
  • Fruit (banana or 2 mandarin oranges) – $1
  • Pizza slice (cheese, pepperoni, sausage, or spinach/garlic) – $3
  • 3” sub sandwich (turkey or ham with cheese and lettuce) – $3
  • Chips – $.50
  • Drinks (bottled water, assorted sodas, LaCroix, or coffee) – $1
  • Assorted candy/mints/gum – $1.50-2.00

Pizza Meal:  slice of pizza/chips/fruit/drink – $5
Two slice deal:  two slices of pizza for $5

*We will provide you with an area to store equipment and cases, but you will need to be responsible for it.  We will provide a drum set with cymbals, a bass amp, and vibes for each performance venue.  You will need to bring your own guitar amp and cords.  Feel free to use your own cymbals if you would like too.