2014 Middle Level Jazz Festival at DMS

Welcome to the web site of the 2014 Middle Level Jazz Festival! Directors, please complete the participation form.

Please see the links below for resources. Programs, recordings, photos, and other resources will be shared here.


Participating Schools

2014 Participating Schools / Directors

  • Chris Forbes (Waunakee)
  • Pat Rich (Verona)
  • Kimberly Chapman / Darlayne Coughlin (Kromrey)
  • Patty Schlafer (Mt. Horeb)
  • Jim Skaleski (DeForest)

Guest Performers and Clinicians

Large Group Clinicians

Mr. Jon Schipper

Mr. Brad Carman

Guest Performing Ensemble / Masterclass Instructors

Clinician Combo featuring Brad Carman, saxophone; Jon Schipper, trumpet; Al Anderson, trombone; John Christensen, bass; Patrick Coughlin, drums; Brian Whitty, piano; and Vince Jesse, guitar.

Director Checklist

PARTICIPATION FORM - Directors, please complete by end of the day Monday, March 10, 2014

  • Please send a $100 fee check as soon as possible to:

DeForest Middle School

Attn: Jazz Festival

404 Yorktown Rd.

DeForest, WI 53532

  • E-mail me at jskaleski@deforestschools.org (subject: Jazz Seating Chart) a seating chart, including the number of and placement of chairs AND stands. Please ensure it is easy for a set-up crew to understand.
  • Prepare 2 copies of each score for the clinicians to bring the day of the festival.
  • Remind your students of the $5 lunch cost. It may be wise to include this on their permission slip.
  • Instruct your buses to park and unload in the front of the building (Yorktown Rd.)
  • DeForest MS will provide:
    • Chairs/stands (we do not have stools)
    • 1 Yamaha Drum Kit (SD, BD, floor tom, 2 rack toms, crash cymbal, ride cymbal, hi-hat cymbal)
    • 1 Kurzweil K1200 Synth. (for keyboard bass)
    • 1 Peavy KB/A 100 Amp (I am limited in this area, I apologize)
    • Sound system with mixer (2 main speakers, 2 monitors)
  • If you have other needs, please contact me and I can see what I can arrange with the high school.
  • Recordings will be made and shared via Google Drive for you to download.

Jim Skaleski

DeForest Area Middle School

404 Yorktown Rd.

DeForest, WI 53532