North County High School Day of Jazz
The 5th Annual North County High School Day of Jazz will be hosted at North County High School in Bonne Terre, MO on Monday, October 25th, 2021. Our goal for this event is to provide a FREE positive, educational clinic experience for students and directors. Each clinic will be 50 minutes in length.
Our evening concert with the North County Jazz Bands and our guest clinician / artist is set to begin at 7:00pm. Admission is free! Come join the fun!
We are excited to announce that our 2021 clinician and guest artist is Dr. Joel Vanderheyden!
Dr. Joel Vanderheyden is a versatile saxophonist, composer, and educator with tremendous passion for the unifying power of music. As a performer, he draws upon his study of jazz (M.M. with Chris Vadala) and classical saxophone (D.M.A. with Kenneth Tse), immersing himself in a variety of musical situations, ranging from the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra to the cinematic electro-jazz groups, Koplant No and Vehachi. He is also a regular member of both the Jazz St. Louis Big Band and the Missouri Saxophone Quartet, and has performed on stages in the Netherlands, France, Switzerland, Scotland, Croatia, and across the United States, spanning large festivals, intimate jazz clubs, rock venues, live radio performances, and some of the world’s finest concert halls. Vanderheyden is the recipient of a grant from the Iowa Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts, and his debut album of original compositions, Complete Life, was selected as one of the top albums of 2009 by KCCK Jazz 88.3FM. He has both performed with and written music for Strings of Arda, a chamber group from the St. Louis Symphony, and was named a quarterfinalist for the 2018 GRAMMY Music Educator Award. Currently, Dr. Vanderheyden serves as Professor of Music and Director of Jazz at Jefferson College in Hillsboro, MO, and teaches Applied Saxophone at Washington University. He maintains an active schedule working with high school and college students across the country, and is a performing artist/clinician for D’Addario Woodwinds and Selmer Paris Saxophones.
At this time, we are accepting the first 3 registered bands. We will be accepting one band per school unless there are additional available slots within two weeks of the clinic date. Any additional bands will be placed on a waiting list.
Participating Bands ENTRY FORM
Any bands registered after capacity is reached will be placed on a waiting list.
Stage Area Provided Equipment List
If you have any questions or concerns at this time, please don't hesitate to make contact.
Director of Bands
North County High School
7151 Raider Rd.
Bonne Terre, MO 63628