6th Annual South Texas Jazz Festival,

CPT Kirk: featuring David Caceres,
Adrian Ruiz, Jim Kalson, & Chris Villanueva
& in conjunction with the festival,
The World Famous
Glenn Miller Orchestra

Saturday February 8, 2020- South Texas Jazz Festival
featuring The Kirk Convington Quintet
Sunday February 16, 2020- Glenn Miller Orchestra Concert
Click to Register:

The South Texas Jazz Festival is open to all high school and middle school big bands, combos, and vocal

Jazz ensembles.


The South Texas Jazz Festival is a non-competitive event, offering directors the option to receive a

confidential rating and/or comments only. Outstanding MS/HS soloists, as well as outstanding saxophone, trumpet, trombone, and rhythm sections will be selected by the judging panel, and all ensembles that enter for a rating and receive a Superior rating from the judges will receive Superior performance plaques at the awards ceremony that evening. All performing groups will receive digital adjudicated comments along with a compact disc of their performance. Each performing ensemble will receive a 20-25 minute clinic with one of their adjudicators immediately following their performance.

Registration Fee:

Each group registration fee of $275 includes digital adjudication recordings, individual group clinics, performance compact disc and unlimited access to all performances by other participants. If entering more than one ensemble, the second ensemble fee will be $225. Booster Vendor #399 if using a purchase order. All day admission for Saturday February 8th non-participants is $7/Adults and $5/Students. Participating directors and students will receive tickets for Saturday (Feb 8th) night featuring The Kirk Covington Quintet, as well as receive 20 tickets (assigned seating) for the Glenn Miller Orchestra concert on Sunday February 16th. The Glenn Miller Orchestra concert will begin at 6:00p.m. in the Brandeis auditorium.

Glenn Miller Orchestra tickets will be made available for purchase via our website.

Guest Artists:

Kirk Covington is recognized as one of the most versatile and dynamic Drummers in the world. Covington is also an accomplished vocalist and keyboardist, which keeps him busy in the LA music scene as an eclectic chameleon of talent. His infinite energy and his crowd-pleasing personality and vocal ability are a driving force in the success of the world-renowned jazz fusion group Tribal Tech featuring guitarist Scot Henderson, bassist Gary Willis, and keyboardist Scott Kinsey. For more information about Mr. Covington, please see the link.

The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra, the most popular and sought after big band in the world today for both concert and swing dance engagements. With its unique jazz sound, the Glenn Miller Orchestra is considered to be one of the greatest bands of all time. The present Glenn Miller Orchestra was formed in 1956 and has been touring consistently since, playing an average of 300 live dates a year all around the world. Nick Hilscher is the orchestra's present music director. For more information regarding the GMO, please see the link.

For questions or any other information,

Contact Jesse Cuellar at

210-397-8301 or at 


Application deadline is

January 24, 2020

Applications should be sent to:

Louis D. Brandeis High School

Attn: Jesse Cuellar

13011 Kyle Seale Parkway

San Antonio, TX 78249

Check out more about our incredible guest artists below.
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