Poway High School Jazz Festival

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Poway Center for the Performing Arts (PCPA)

15498 Espola Road, Poway, California 92064map

The annual Poway High School Jazz Festival, hosted by Poway High School (PHS) and the PHS Instrumental Music Program, was held on the afternoon and evening of Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts.

The festival featured fifteen top high school and middle school jazz ensembles, including Poway High's Jazz Bands (A, B, and C). The San Diego State University Jazz Ensemble directed by Karl Soukup closed out the evening.

Ensembles were evaluated by a distinguished panel of adjudicators in four different divisions: Middle School Intermediate Level, Middle School Advanced Level, High School Intermediate Level, and High School Advanced Level.

Participants

The following ensembles performed at the 2017 Poway High School Jazz Festival:

  • Black Mountain Middle School Jazz Band
  • Meadowbrook Middle School Jazz Band
  • Twin Peaks Middle School Jazz Band
  • Twin Peaks Middle School Jazz Ensemble
  • Valley Center Middle School Jazz Band
  • Del Norte High School Jazz Band A
  • Del Norte High School Jazz Band B
  • Mt. Carmel High School Jazz Band A
  • Mt. Carmel High School Jazz Band B
  • Poway High School Jazz Band A
  • Poway High School Jazz Band B
  • Poway High School Jazz Band C
  • Valley Center High School Jazz Band
  • Westview High School GOLD Jazz Ensemble
  • San Diego State Universion Jazz Ensemble directed by Karl Soukup

Festival Adjudicators

The Poway High School Jazz Festival would like to thank the following distinguished adjudicators for judging the participants:

  • Karl Soukup
  • Doug Meeuwsen
  • Christopher Hollyday

Acknowledgements

The Festival would like to acknowledge the following individuals and organizations for their support:

  • Marian Kim-Phelps, Superintendent, Poway Unified School District
  • Ron Garrett, Principal, Poway High School
  • Peter McKee, Aaron Little, & Catherine Burling, Assistant Principals, Poway High School
  • Mike Cook & Sylvester Sybilski, Festival Hosts
  • Kelcie Kopf, PCPA Recreation Supervisor
  • Garrett Moreau & Mark Zetler, PCPA Technical Theatre Coordinators
  • Lisa Najmi, PCPA Front of House Coordinator
  • Laura Martin & Paula Pullenza, Festival Chairs
  • Melissa Martinez, Hospitality Chair
  • Lee Doxtader, Barbara Luena, & Janet Penner, Concessions
  • Kim Wetzker, Admissions
  • Maki Boennighausen, Student Volunteer Coordinator
  • Patrice Switzer & Amber Maczko, PHSMB Treasurers
  • Kari Nietz-Gigstad, PHSMB President
  • Bertrand's Music
  • Poway High School Music Boosters

The 2017 Poway High School Festival would not have been possible without the time, energy, and donations generously given by Poway High School students, parents, family members, friends, and alumni.

Contact Us

If you have questions or comments about the Poway High School Jazz Festival, please contact Paula Pullenza, at jazzfest@phsmb.com.