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January 16, 2003

High school jazz bands compete at Purdue University's Jazz Fest

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – With more than 90 big bands and combos from 60 schools in Indiana, Illinois, Michigan and Ohio competing on Saturday (1/18), there will be more jazz to the square foot at Purdue University than in the jazz capital of New Orleans.

Bands will vie for top honors in seven different performance venues in the Purdue Memorial Union, Stewart Center and University Church. Admission to these venues, which also will house a variety of jazz clinics throughout the day, is free.

Schools entered in the competition include:

Bloomington North High School, Bloomington, Ind.
Bloomington South High School, Bloomington, Ind.
Bremen High School, Bremen, Ind.
Brownsburg High School, Brownsburg, Ind.
Carmel High School, Mundelein, Ill.
Cathedral High School, Indianapolis.
Center Grove High School, Greenwood, Ind.
Champaign Central High School, Champaign, Ill.
Clintondale High School, Clinton Township, Mich.
Crown Point High School, Crown Point, Ind.
Decatur Central High School, Indianapolis.
Decatur Central High School, Indianapolis.
Defiance High School, Defiance, Ohio
Downers Grove North High School, Downers Grove, Ill.
Eastern High School, Greentown, Ind.
East Kentwood High School, Kentwood, Mich.
Edgewood High School, Ellettsville, Ind.
Edgewood Junior High School, Ellettsville, Ind.
Forest Hills Central High School, Grand Rapids, Mich.
Goshen High School, Goshen, Ind.
Greenwood High School, Greenwood, Ind.
Guion Creek Middle School, Indianapolis.
Harrison High School, West Lafayette, Ind.
Highland High School, Anderson, Ind.
Hoopeston Area Middle School, Hoopeston, Ill.
Huntington North High School, Huntington, Ind.
Jefferson High School, Lafayette, Ind.
Jimtown High School, Elkhart, Ind.
John Hersey High School, Arlington Heights, Ill.
Knox High School, Knox, Ind.
Kokomo High School, Kokomo, Ind.
Laporte High School, Laporte, Ind.
Miamisburg High School, Miamisburg, Ohio
Michigan City High School, Michigan City, Ind.
Mishawaka High School, Mishawaka, Ind.
North Central High School, Indianapolis.
North Judson-San Pierre High School, North Judson, Ind.
Park Tudor School, Indianapolis.
Penn High School, Mishawaka, Ind.
Pike High School, Indianapolis.
Prospect High School, Mt. Prospect, Ill.
Rolling Meadows High School, Rolling Meadows, Ill.
Snider High School, Fort Wayne, Ind.
South Adams Jr.-Sr. High School, Berne, Ind.
Southwestern Middle School, Lafayette, Ind.
Terre Haute North High School, Terre Haute, Ind.
Valparaiso High School, Valparaiso, Ind.
Wheeling High School, Wheeling, Ill.
Woodrow Wilson Middle School, Terre Haute, Ind.

Writer: Marydell Forbes, (765) 496-7704,

Source: Kathy Matter, Purdue Bands public relations director, (765) 496-6785,

Purdue News Service: (765) 494-2096;

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