Program History | Swing Central Jazz

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Each year, twelve outstanding high school jazz bands are selected from a large pool of applicants to participate in Swing Central Jazz workshops and the competition. All twelve bands receive an in-school visit in advance of the Savannah trip, three complete charts, one-on-one and ensemble instruction from the nation’s top educators, and a chance to win the Faircloth award and $5000 to support their program. Past winners follow.SCJ 2008

1st place: New World School of the Arts, Miami, FL

2nd place: Dillard Center for the Arts Jazz Ensemble, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

3rd place: Agoura High School Studio A Band, Agoura Hills,CA…SCJ 2009

1st place: Pacific Crest Community School Jazz Band, Portland, OR

2nd place: Dillard Center for the Arts Jazz Ensemble, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

3rd place: Battleground High School Jazz Band, Battleground, WASCJ 2010

1st place: Dillard Center for the Arts Jazz Ensemble, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

2nd place: Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, Jacksonville, FL

3rd place: Agoura High School Studio A Band, Agoura Hills, CASCJ 2011

1st Place: Dillard Center for the Arts Jazz Ensemble, Fort Lauderdale, FL

2nd Place: Newport High School Jazz Ensemble I, Bellevue, WA

3rd Place: Agoura High School Studio Jazz, Agoura Hills, CASCJ 2012

1st Place (tie): Dillard Center for the Arts Jazz Ensemble, Fort Lauderdale, FL

1st Place (tie): Agoura High School Studio Jazz, Agoura Hills, CA

2nd Place: Temple High School Highlighters, Temple, TXSCJ 2013

1st Place: Agoura High School Studio Jazz, Agoura Hills, CA

2nd Place: Downers Grove South High School Jazz Band, Downers Grove, IL

3rd Place: Tarpon Springs High School Jazz Ensemble, Tarpon Springs, FLSCJ 2014

1st Place: Agoura High School Studio Jazz, Agoura Hills, CA

2nd Place: Overton High School Blue Jazz Ensemble, Memphis, TN

3rd Place: Mountlake Terrace High School Jazz Ensemble I, Mountlake Terrace, WASCJ 2015

1st Place: Agoura High School Studio Jazz, Agoura Hills, CA

2nd Place: Byron Center High School Jazz Orchestra, Byron Center, MI

3rd Place: Tarpon Springs Conservatory Jazz Orchestra, Clearwater, FL

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