2014 SUNSHINE JAZZ FESTIVAL

2014 Sunshine Jazz FestivalDATE: February 1, 2014

Time: 7:00PM
Location: Ocoee High School
Address: 1925 Ocoee Crown Point Parkway – Ocoee, FL 34761

Advance Cost: $7 for Students / $12 for Adults
Day of Cost: $15 for Students / $20 for Adults
NOTE: Proceeds from Every Ticket Sold is donated to the Ocoee High School Band Program

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DURING THE DAY (10:00am – 4:30pm): The festival has a clinic session. This component provides increased visibility and career opportunities for middle and high school students who may be interested in pursuing music in their educational endeavors. During this session, (18) local middle and high school jazz bands will perform for a panel of three professional jazz adjudicators. Each band will receive a written and verbal critique of their performance from each panelist. Immediately following the band’s performance they will receive a clinic session with one of the judges. During this clinic the jazz professional will have the opportunity to work specifically on aspects that will enhance the band’s performance as well as broaden the student’s jazz knowledge and capacity. Each band will also have the opportunity to observe one another which is another valuable aspect of a proper music education experience. This also serves as an educational and mentoring opportunity for students.

Additionally, the bands will receive a complete Audio recording of their performance and video of the following clinic, all courtesy of our partner Matt Farrington of the Garden Music School in Winter Gardenwww.gardenmusicschool.com.

Participating Bands: Lakeview Middle School, Apopka Middle School, Odyssey Middle School, Westwood Middle School, Piedmont Lakes Middle School, Oak Ridge High School, Colonial High School, Liberty High School.

DURING THE EVENING (7:00pm): The Sunshine Jazz Festival offers an evening performance featuring Yamaha Artist James Snyder, University of North Florida Jazz Band and the Ocoee High School Jazz Band.

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Jim SnyderYamaha will be supporting the Sunshine Jazz Festival with Yamaha Artist James Snyder. Yamaha Corporation is proud to announce our world-wide 125th Anniversary. Over the next year, Yamaha clinicians may be mentioning important landmark events in Yamaha’s 125 year legacy. Yamaha Corporation of America is continuing our efforts to make their music programs succeed.

University of North Florida Jazz Ensemble 3

UNF’s JE 3 has performed at many venues and jazz festivals in Florida and Georgia. Recent engagements include UNF’s Great American Jazz Series, the Intercollegiate Jazz Festival, the Lakeside Jazz Festival in Daytona Beach, and the Jazz Festival at the Kravis center in West Palm Beach. The ensemble is made up of 21 UNF students with a variety of majors.

University of North Florida Jazz Band 3

Marc Dickman, Director

Dr. Dickman is a founding member of the UNF Jazz Studies department. Legendary jazz educator Rich Matteson hired him in 1986. Dickman has gained international renown by performing around the world He maintains a high level of artistic accomplishments including serving as conductor of the annual Tuba Christmas concerts, director of the North Florida Music Camps, and regularly adjudicating throughout the United States. Dr. Dickman is a founding member of the groundbreaking jazz ensemble, the Modern Jazz Tuba Project. The MJT Project has two critically acclaimed releases: “Live From the Bottom Line” and “Favorite Things.” Dr. Dickman earned degrees from Troy State University, McNeese State University, and the University of North Texas. His versatility on euphonium, trombone, bass-trombone, and tuba in the classical and jazz styles places him in much demand in the Southeastern United States. Marc’s CD, “A Weaver of Dreams,” is available at www.cdbaby.com/cd/dickman.

 

SPONSORSHIP INFORMATION

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October 19, 2013 – Kenneth R. Tolbert Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament

Mr. Kenneth TolbertOur goal is to raise $15,000 for students to participate in Art programs in West Orange County and a portion earmarked for anyone throughout the country (Grade school up to College).

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SPECIAL Benefactors: Oakland Avenue Charter School Art Program, Ocoee High School Band Program, and Garden Music School (Private Lessons)

Time: 8am Shot Gun

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Stoneybrook West Golf Club
15501 Towne Commons Boulevard
Winter Garden, FL 34787
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June 7-8, 2013 – 7th Annual Triple “A” Festival

HapCO Music Foundation presents The Town of Oakland’s 7th Annual TRIPLE “A” FESTIVAL (African American Arts ) Festival. This festival in the town of Oakland encourages artistic expression among youth and celebrates the work of local artists. The festival historically honors Juneteenth, now celebrated throughout the United States with picnics and festivals. We present artistry as exhibited in those who contribute to African-American culture. The festival is organized in collaboration with Orange and Seminole Counties to increase exposure and encourage community participation in the arts.

Date: June 7 – 9, 2013
Time: 12:00 noon – 6:00 p.m.
Location: Town of Oakland Speer Park
331 N. Tubb Street, Oakland, Florida

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FEATURED PERFORMERS

2013 Triple A Festival performers

HEALTHCARE FOCUS

Diabetes TALKMPC Pharmacywww.myerspharmacyconsultants.com

Mobile Mammography Women Center for Radiologywww.wcrorlando.com

Dietitian, Bayyinah Jackson — Bayyinah Tobey-Jackson is a Registered/Licensed Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator who has appeared on the Triple Threat radio show and written health related articles for the nationally distributed publication, Tehillah Magazine, which was the official magazine for The Stellar Awards from 2010 to 2012.
In addition to her radio and magazine appearances, Bayyinah is the Clinical Nutrition Manager at Select Specialty Hospital and an Out-patient Oncology Dietitian at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Orlando, Florida. Bayyinah has also worked as a clinical staff nutritionist at Florida Hospital, Orlando, where she was asked to join Samuel Crockett, M.D. (an endocrinologist recognized by his peers on the 2007-2008 “Best Doctors in America” listing) at the renowned Florida Hospital Diabetes Institute; it was during this time that she became a Certified Diabetes Educator. Within a year of working in this position, she was given the responsibility of providing instruction to patients diagnosed with Type 1, Type 2, and gestational diabetes. Additionally, she worked as a health coach on a year-long pre-diabetes research program that was funded and sponsored by the Walt Disney World Corporation.

Prior to becoming a clinical nutritionist, Bayyinah was a volunteer breastfeeding peer counselor for the Florida Department of Health’s WIC program where she also served as a nutrition educator to women and children.

Bayyinah also serves the Central Florida community as an adjunct instructor for Hebni Nutrition, as a consultant for a local group home for at risk adolescents, and by assisting her husband, Attorney Gregory Jackson, with local diabetes education programs that he has undertaken individually, as well as in his capacity as a former radio talk show host.

The following insurances are accepted:

AARP & MEDICARE COMPLETEAETNA

AETNA SRC

ANTHEM BCBS

AVMED

BEECH STREET

BCBS (EXCEPT BLUE MEDICARE HMO/PPO)

CIGNA

CITRUS

CCN

EMPIRE NY EMPLOYEES

EVOLUTIONSFIRST HEALTHGEHA SOUTHCARE

GOLDEN RULE (UHC)

GREAT WEST

HEALTH ADVANTAGE

HEALTH CHOICE

HUMANA

MEDICAID (ONLY STRAIGHT, MEDIPASS, UHC)

MEDICARE

ONESOURCE

PHCS PPOPHYSICIAN UNITED PLANRAILROAD MEDICARE

SOUTHCARE

TRICARE

UMWA

UNITED HEALTHCARE

UNIVERSAL (PFFS ONLY)

USA HEALTH NETWORK

WELLCARE

HONOREES

Chief James WilsonChief James Wilson. Mr. James W. Wilson taught his entire career at Jones High School from 1950 until his retirement in 1990, with the exception of one semester at Evans High School. His first instrument was the tuba, which he was so eager to play that he cried for the opportunity. Mr. Wilson attended Crooms Academy in Sanford in 1946, where his Band Director was George H. Hill. Dr. William P. Foster was his most influential professor at Florida A&M University, where he completed his music degree. While interning at FAMU High under Dr. Effie C. Gear, Mr. Wilson especially enjoyed accompanying the band to the state festival in Tampa.

For more information visit: http://jhsbandalumni.tripod.com/id3.html

Mary Ann CarrollMary Ann Carroll has the honor and distinction of being the only female member of the Highwaymen. This African-American landscape and skyscape painter embraced painting, like her “Highwaymen” bretheren, as a way to alleviate despair from the meaningless hard jobs she took as well as the despair from seeing others labor in places such as citrus groves and packing houses.

For more information visit: http://www.maryanncarroll.com

 

 

EVENT SPONSORS

Triple A Festival sponsors

SUNSHINE JAZZ FESTIVAL—– 2013

February 2, 2013 – Ocoee High School

During the Day: The festival has a clinic session. This component provides increased visibility and career opportunities for middle and high school students who may be interested in pursuing music in their educational endeavors. During this session, (18 ) local middle and high school jazz bands will perform for a panel of three professional jazz adjudicators. Each band will receive a written and verbal critique of their performance from each panelist. Immediately following the band’s performance they will receive a clinic session with one of the judges. During this clinic the jazz professional will have the opportunity to work specifically on aspects that will enhance the band’s performance as well as broaden the student’s jazz knowledge and capacity. Each band will also have the opportunity to observe one another which is another valuable aspect of a proper music education experience. This also serves as an educational and mentoring opportunity for students.

Additional, the bands will receive a complete Audio recording of thier performance and video of the following clinic, all courtesy of our partner Matt Farrington of the Garden Music School in Winter Gardenwww.gardenmusicschool.com.

During the Evening: The Sunshine Jazz Festival offers an evening performance featuring University of Florida Gator Jazz Band. Also performing are Ocoee High School Jazz Band, Blu-Tet, Jazz Legend Miss Jackie Jones and many others.

Time: 7:00PM
Location: Ocoee High School
Address: 1925 Ocoee Crown Point Parkway – Ocoee, FL 34761

Advance Cost: $7 for Students / $12 for Adults
Day of Cost: $15 for Students / $20 for Adults
NOTE: $1 of Every Ticket Sold is donated to the Ocoee High School Band Program

» Click Here to view/download flyer

» Click Here to view photos and bios of performers

EVENT SPONSORS

WINE & DINE FOR THE ARTS — 2013

February 1, 2013 – Town of Oakland
Wine and Dine for Arts featuring the University of Florida Gator Jazz Band and the Ocoee High School Jazz Band.

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Oakland Town Center
Address: 221 North Arrington Street – Oakland, FL 34760

Cost: $100 per couple or $60 per person

UF Jazz BandThe University of Florida Gator Jazz program offers musicians a positive opportunity for personal and musical growth and aptly prepares them to break into the professional music industry. The Gator Jazz Band and Jazz Combos are very visible groups in the community and therefore expectations for these ensembles are very high as our ultimate goal is to set national standards. Our teaching philosophy is holistic and includes preparing students for tomorrow’s music industry. Our courses provide very valuable content such as access to 35 jazz instructional videos, jazz workbooks, jazz textbooks, online platforms, flash cards, jazz links, networking opportunities, international audition opportunities, summer camps, scholarships, private jazz lessons, and access to many other resources and tools available on the University of Florida’s beautiful campus. For the students that have already participated in our jazz ensembles is it a true honor to be part of their musical journey and we look forward to assisting these students in every way possible throughout their career. For those new students looking for commercial music training and technology skills, the School of Music has very attractive Combination Degrees (Music with an outside field) and the University of Florida has been ranked top in the nation for job placement. We are proud of all the outstanding individuals who have graced the University of Florida Gator Jazz Band with their exceptional musical talents. Go Gators!

UF Gator Jazz Band Website.: www.arts.ufl.edu/music/jazz/

EVENT SPONSORS

Total Wine logo Town of Oakland logo
Attic Door logo WB Cigar logo Jazz 103 logo

 

Dec 17th-21st, 2012 – Youth Film Intensive

Agenda/Curriculum for Film Intensive

“The Basics of Acting”
Here the students will get a feel of what it is like to get in front of the camera, this will include some simple on-camera techniques often used.

Instructors will conduct certain exercises to get the kids to interact and get their creativity flowing.

Class Objective:
This two-day class will help the student feel more comfortable on camera, as well as learning how to work well with others. These two key points are very crucial for the students to learn, being that they will have to interact with others in the real career world.

The class will give them essential tools that will help them in “real world” situations.

“The Principles of Production”

Students will learn very simple ways of how they can use the resources available to them, to organize and produce a video project.

On the second day of this class, the students will be assigned to a specific role, which will then lead them to produce and edit their final product. This final product will be a Public Service Announcement or a 3 minute short.

Class Objective:
The purpose of this class is to teach the students to express their right to “Freedom of Speech”, they can create awareness to issues that they feel are important with whatever resources are available to them.

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Support the Youth Film Intensive and become a sponsor today!

Over the past three years, HAPCO Visual Arts Clinic has been successful in providing positive programs for the students in the community. Our measure of success is derived through outcomes obtained by surveys and exit interviews of students who participated in the program. In the past year, students attending the Visual Arts Clinic report increase self-esteem and increase interest in the arts. Students reported an increase in creative thinking and writing skills. Our outcomes also revealed that student’s fear of public speaking decreased and their participation strengthened peer relationships, teamwork and interaction with others. This program expansion builds upon these positive outcomes and the need as expressed in the community. Survey responses from participants and parents, as well as feedback from collaborative partners will continue to be our measure of successful programming for students.

EVENT SPONSOR

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June 8th and 9th 2012 – TRIPLE “A” FESTIVAL

HapCO Music Foundation presents The Town of Oakland’s Annual TRIPLE “A” FESTIVAL (African American Arts ) Festival. This festival in the town of Oakland encourages artistic expression among youth and celebrates the work of local artists. The festival historically honors Juneteenth, now celebrated throughout the United States with picnics and festivals. We present artistry as exhibited in those who contribute to African-American culture. The festival is organized in collaboration with Orange and Seminole Counties to increase exposure and encourage community participation in the arts.

ART CLASSES
Youth Visual Arts Clinic
Date: Friday, June 8th 2012
Time: Noon – 2:00 p.m.
Location: Oakland Nature Preserve
747 Machete Trail – Oakland, Florida 34787
Featuring Artist – R.L. Lewis an “Original Highwaymen”

VIP RECEPTION
Date: Friday, June 8th 2012
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Town of Oakland Town Center
221 North Arrington Street – Oakland FL 34760

ARTS FESTIVAL
Date: Saturday, June 9th 2012
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Town of Oakland Speer Park
331 N. Tubb Street, Oakland, Florida

FEATURING: Silkee Smoove

Silkee Smoove Silkee Smoove
From their beginnings, Silkee Smoove has successfully evolved into one of the East Coast’s premier corporate/party/entertainment packages. Home-based in the heart of tourism, Orlando Florida.Silkee Smoove continues to “Wow” the masses, presenting a kaleidoscope of music that has not only changed a nation, but also captured the hearts and minds of its people.Created to appeal to large and diverse audiences, Silkee Smoove’s extensive repertoire embraces the very best of Rhythm and Blues, Smooth Jazz, Funk and Classic Soul. Our dynamic rhythm section, combined with our great vocalists and tight vocal harmonies, rejuvenate the timeless and vibrant sounds of the 60′s through today.The chemistry between members comes from years of experience. This creates an onstage energy that is absolutely contagious, capturing the essence of the music we all love to hear! Rarely have people had the opportunity to experience such high intensity, dance-until –you –drop musical entertainment..So if you are looking for a band you can Dine, Dance and listen to great R&B and Smoove Jazz, have a Dynamic Entertaining experience, Stop Looking! You have just found The Sounds Of ” Silkee Smoove”!Silkee Smoove: A Timeless Sound» Click Here to visit web site

PERFORMERS

Tony WynnTony Wynnis a Central Florida Jazz Saxophonist by way of New York. He has released two CD’s, his first project “A quiet Time”, and his latest “A Matter of Fact”.Tony,s style includes Classic, Bebop, Smooth, Latin, and Acid Jazz. His mainstay has been Smooth Jazz but he will occasionally include several Jazz standards in his playlist.This well seasoned Sax Man has performed with the late great “Isaac Hayes” as well as opened for Vocalists KEM , Micheal Buble, Lenny Williams and the Funk Band The Bar-Kays.Tony,s “Cuban” heritage is evident in some of his compositions which have a distinct Latin flavor. Tony especially utilizes this Latin style on several vocal arrangements such as; “I Haven’t Told You and Those Eyes”. His smooth vocal work coupled with his sensual flute playing makes for a perfect union.» Click Here to visit web site
Deep SoullThe band Deep Soull and Deep Soull Jazz Trio was created in 2006 by band Manager Deldra McCutchen. The original members were Yvonne Jackson, Rickey Lyon, Greg Ware, Earl Williams & Cubit Malone Jr.Since that time the band has had a change in musicians but the band still remains to be “Your Band For Live Entertainment” Specializing in Corporate Events and more. Deep Soull performs all genres of music and through out the years have open for professional artist as well as local artist in the Central Florida Area.» Click Here to visit web site
Castillo KidsThe Castillo KidsJoey 16, Kirkland 15, Jessica 14, Julie 12, and Liza 11 are from Oakland Florida.They are musical sensations performing a wide variety of music in 8 languages and 8 instruments. The Castillo Kids perform chart-topping medlies of hits from the 40′s to today! Proud to be 5th generation musicians, they play all around Central Florida including nursing homes, festivals, restaurants, schools, weddings and private parties. The Castillo Kids performed at the worlds Largest Beatles Festival in Louisville, Kentucky in 2010-2011.In March 2012, they perfomed in Tokyo Japan for Nippon Television Network Corporation and broadcast in 27 stations. Preview our channel on YouTube Castillokids2007or google Castillo Kids.They also perform at Taquitos Jalisco’s in Winter Garden every Thursday, Friday and Sunday.
Clips of their YouTube videos have been seen on the The Rachel Ray Show, CBS The Early Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Brighthouse Networks, and local news stations.

HONOREES

Daniel KeelTuskegee Airman — Lt. Daniel KeelFlight Officer Daniel Keel was a junior studying aeronautical engineering at Northwestern University when he was drafted into the Air force in 1943. After basic training, he arrived at Tuskegee for training where over time he earned a navigator rating and later was assigned to the Army Air Force Bombardier School in Midland, Texas.After his time at Tuskegee, he returned to Northwestern University and majored in Electrical Engineering. He is one of the three Triple Rated Tuskegee Airmen: Navigator, Bombardier and Pilot. After forming his own company, he retired in 1998, moved to Illinois and then to Florida. He now resides in Clermont with his wife Barbara.
Isaac KnightHighwaymen Artist —- Isaac “IKE” KnightIssac Knight is one of six children born to the late Plantation workers Arthur and Mabel Knight of Tallahassee, Florida where he was born.He is happily married to Lillie Denmark-Knight. He is the father of 2 children Cedric and Tiffany. He also has one daughter-in-law, Keri and 2 grandchildren Sydney and Desirae.Issac (sometimes called IKE) became a Highwaymen and painter almost inadvertently. He initially got his start by being a seller of Alfred Hair and Al Black’s paintings.After being mentored by Al Black, his brother in law, he began painting about 1968. He still maintained his full time job, which would only allow him to paint in the evenings and late into the nights. This allowed him to have the opportunity to go out on Saturdays (sometimes Sundays ) and sell paintings. On Sundays afternoons he would go to the Jetties In Fort Pierce and sell paintings. On some occasions he would travel as far as Gainesville, Florida and back in one day and as far south as Miami, Florida.» Click Here to read more
R. L.  LewisHighwaymen — ArtistR. L. LewisR. L. Lewis is one of Florida’s most versatile “original” Highwaymen Artist, whose past and present works are seen by many across Florida, the United States, and the World.He has not only sold many of his works but has additionally educated and exposed thousands of students and adults during the past four decades to his “GOD bred” artistic talents.» Click Here to view web site

HOST HOTEL

The Historic Edgewater Hotel: The Official Hotel for HAPCO Music Foundation Inc Events
www.historicedgewater.com

Edgewater hotel

FESTIVAL SPONSORS

Garden Music school logo Central Florida Black Business Directory logo R.L. Lewis Art Gallery
Bright House logo Bank First logo Oakland Park logo

This project is funded in part by United Arts of Central Florida and by State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

VIP Tent Air Condition provided by Apple Air of Winter Garden
VIP Tent Furniture provided by Palm Casual of Oakland

Special Thanks:
Lawn Service from: Joe and Vern Lawn Service, 407-443-6075
Parking Provided by: Martin Andersen-Gracia Andersen Foundation

SUNSHINE JAZZ FESTIVAL

February 3, 2012 – Ocoee High School

During the Evening: The Sunshine Jazz Festival offers an evening performance featuring University of Miami Jazz Band. Also performing are Ocoee High School Jazz Band, West Orange High School Drama Team, Blu-Tet and many others.

Time: 7:00PM
Location: Ocoee High School
Address: 1925 Ocoee Crown Point Parkway – Ocoee, FL 34761

During the Day: The festival has a clinic session. This component provides increased visibility and career opportunities for middle and high school students who may be interested in pursuing music in their educational endeavors. During this session, local middle and high school jazz bands will perform for a panel of four professional jazz adjudicators. Each band will receive a written and verbal critique of their performance from each panelist. Immediately following the band’s performance they will receive a clinic session with one of the judges. During this clinic the jazz professional will have the opportunity to work specifically on aspects that will enhance the band’s performance as well as broaden the student’s jazz knowledge and capacity. Each band will also have the opportunity to observe one another which is another valuable aspect of a proper music education experience. This also serves as an educational and mentoring
opportunity for students.

» Click Here to view/download event flyer

SPONSORS

United Arts of Central Florida
www.unitedarts.cc
United Arts of Central Florida logo
Mr. Jarritt A. Sheel
www.jarrittsheelmind.blogspot.comJarritt Sheel
The Medley
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Lake Apopka Natural Gas District
www.langd.orgLake Apopka Natural Gas District logo
The Junebug Foundation
www.junebugfoundation.orgJunebug Foundation logo
Edgewater Hotel
www.historicedgewater.com

Edgewater hotel

WINE & DINE FOR THE ARTS

February 4, 2012 – Town of Oakland

Wine and Dine for Arts featuring the University of Miami Jazz Band and the Ocoee High School Jazz Band.

University of Miami jazz bandThe Frost Concert Jazz Band has been the University of Miami’s premiere large ensemble for over 30 years. The band has numerous recordings to its credit, which showcase the long lineage of world-class talent. Most recently, the band has won Downbeat’s award for outstanding performance by a college big band in 2006 and best big band in 2007 and 2010. Recent guest artists include Ignacio Berroa, Dave Liebman, Joe Lovano, Slide Hampton, Randy Brecker and resident talents Ira Sulllivan and Shelly Berg.

Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Oakland Town Center
Address: 111 North Arrington Street – Oakland, FL 34760

Ticket Information:

  • Wine and Dine for the Arts Wine Tasting: $60 per person
  • Wine and Dine for the Arts Wine Tasting: $100 per Couple
Wine sponsored by Castiglion Del Bosco
www.castigliondelbosco.com and www.cdbwine.comCastiglion Del Bosco logo
Castiglion Del Bosco Wines purchased locally at The Wine Barn
www.thewinebarn.netWine Barn logo
Catering provider by Anthony’s Catering
www.anthonyscatering.comAnthonys Catering logo
June 8th and 9th 2012 – TRIPLE “A” FESTIVAL

HapCO Music Foundation presents The Town of Oakland’s Annual TRIPLE “A” FESTIVAL (African American Arts) Festival. This festival in the town of Oakland encourages artistic expression among youth and celebrates the work of local artists. The festival historically honors Juneteenth, now celebrated throughout the United States with picnics and festivals. We present artistry as exhibited in those who contribute to African-American culture. The festival is organized in collaboration with Orange and Seminole Counties to increase exposure and encourage community participation in the arts.

Featuring Special Guests: Navy Band Southeast’s TGIF Band

Navy Band Southeast’s TGIF is a seven-piece, New Orleans style Dixieland group boasting a long tradition of feel-good music throughout the Southeast region. The group’s genesis arose from their performances at various Navy commands on Friday afternoons in the “Thank Goodness It’s Friday” spirit. Today, every day is Friday! This high energy ensemble promises to turn any event into a toe tappin’, hand clappin’ smile-fest that is sure to brighten any day!!

Event Sponsor

TRIPLE “A” FESTIVAL

June 11, 2011 – Oakland, FL

HapCO Music Foundation presents The Town of Oakland’s Annual TRIPLE “A” FESTIVAL (African American Arts ) Festival. This festival in the town of Oakland encourages artistic expression among youth and celebrates the work of local artists. The festival historically honors Juneteenth, now celebrated throughout the United States with picnics and festivals. We present artistry as exhibited in those who contribute to African-American culture. The festival is organized in collaboration with Orange and Seminole Counties to increase exposure and encourage community participation in the arts.

Featuring Special Guests: Navy Band Southeast’s TGIF Band

Navy Band Southeast’s TGIF is a seven-piece, New Orleans style Dixieland group boasting a long tradition of feel-good music throughout the Southeast region. The group’s genesis arose from their performances at various Navy commands on Friday afternoons in the “Thank Goodness It’s Friday” spirit. Today, every day is Friday! This high energy ensemble promises to turn any event into a toe tappin’, hand clappin’ smile-fest that is sure to brighten any day!!

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

VOLUNTEER WITH US!
Adults, Teenagers, Seniors, & Groups are WELCOME!
We need your help before, during, and at the close of the Triple “A” Festival

COLLABORATIVE EFFORT

We are committed to continuing our festival each year, which is in direct alignment with our mission; to raise awareness of the importance of art and music in education, help ensure that every high school student experiences the impact of arts in his or her life and provide programs for exposure and education in the arts and make available scholar-ships for student artisans to attend any college or university in the United States

EVENT SPONSORS

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SUNSHINE JAZZ FESTIVAL

April 8, 2011 at Ocoee High School – Ocoee, FL

Headliner: Tom Garling

Cost: $10 Adults / $5 for students

HapCO Music Foundation presents The Sunshine Jazz Festival which encourages artistic jazz expression among area middle and high school youth. We provide young jazz performers an additional performance outlet and access to collegiate programs and professional jazz artists. Talented youth receive the opportunity to audition for music scholarships at colleges with some of the top music programs in the country.

During the Day: The festival has a clinic session. This component provides increased visibility and career opportunities for middle and high school students who may be interested in pursuing music in their educational endeavors. During this session, local middle and high school jazz bands will perform for a panel of four professional jazz adjudicators. Each band will receive a written and verbal critique of their performance from each panelist. Immediately following the band’s performance they will receive a clinic session with one of the judges. During this clinic the jazz professional will have the opportunity to work specifically on aspects that will enhance the band’s performance as well as broaden the student’s jazz knowledge and capacity. Each band will also have the opportunity to observe one another which is another valuable aspect of a proper music education experience. This also serves as an educational and mentoring opportunity for students.

During the Evening: The Sunshine Jazz Festival offers an evening performance with professional jazz artist Tom Garling, Blu-TET, Ocoee High School Jazz band, Violinist Neal Phillips, and other local Talent.

Event Sponsor

Wine & Dine for the Arts – February 12, 2011

The Town of Oakland’s 2nd Annual Wine & Dine for the Arts was a soaring success! The HapCO Music Foundation set out to raise funds to underrepresented students in our community with an interest in music and the arts. Not only did the non-profit meet its goal but it has raised this bar for this event.

HapCO Music Foundation: HapCO Music Foundation Inc. is a non-profit organization whose primary goal is to raise the awareness and benefits associated with music and education, as well as to provide scholarship opportunities for deserving student musicians to pursue a postsecondary education. As the event was nearly sold out, after expenses Wine & Dine for the Arts raised a total of $$$. This event is now a staple for the Town of Oakland and HapCO Music Foundation, and will be something to look forward to for years to come.

The HapCO Music Foundation thanks its sponsor At Your Service, Mayor Kathy Stark, Town Manager Dennis Foltz, the Board of Directors, WineSense, Anthony’s Catering, Ocoee High School Jazz Ensemble, Artist Everett Spruill, Neal Phillips, and invited guests for their support.

Proceeds to benefit HapCO Music Foundation, Inc.

» Click Here to view/download flyer

Event Sponsors

At Your Service - www.ays4u.com

VOLUNTEER WITH US!

Adults, Teenagers, Seniors, & Groups are WELCOME!

We need your help before, during, and at the close of the Triple “A” Festival