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Artist: Arts Magnet High School
Title: Jazz 1981 "By Special Arrangement"
Format: 12"
Label: January Sound Records
Cat No: JSS-81-110
Released: 1981
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Added To List 10th May 2022
Disc 1 | 12"
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Comments Lab Band Highlights 80-81
Oct. 15 — Dallas City Fest Performance, City Hall Plaza
Nov. 2 — "D" Magazine's Political Party, Reunion Station
Dec. 4 — Dallas Press Club
Feb. 7 — Mt. View College 12th Annual Jazz Competition (1st Place Trophy)
Mar. 29 — American Assoc. of School Administrators Convention Performance
April 21 — Hampton, Iowa High School
April 22 — MENC Convention, Minneapolis, Minn.
April 23 — Southwest Minneapolis High School
April 23 — Hamline University, St. Paul, Minnesota
April 25 — University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
April 25 — "The French Quarter," Wichita, Kansas
May 10 — "The Double Tree Ranch" Dallas, Texas
May 13-15 — Fourth Annual Student Arrangers Concert, Leach Auditorium, Arts Magnet High School, Dallas

In May of 1981, the Arts Magnet High School music department produced the 4th Annual Arrangers' Concert to feature new arrangements written by members of Curt Bradshaw's arranging classes. This was the first attempt at arranging for Katy Pybas, Kelly Dean, Byron Jones, and Ted Cruz. Three advanced arrangers Monya Davis, Joe d'Etienne, and Tyron Smith are also represented on this album.
On our seven day tour to Minneapolis the band was acknowledged by standing ovations and audience enthusiasm that brought chills to the spine. We wish to thank all the band parents and the entire Dallas Community for their support in helping us attain our highest goals.
Dallas has been blessed with some of the greatest composers and arrangers in the world. Each year a "Best Arrangement" is selected by prestigious composers/arrangers from the Dallas metroplex. This year Fred Crane, Chuck Mandernach and Dave Robertson served as adjudicators. Congratulations to Tyrone Smith "Best Arrangement 1981," Don't Get Around Much Anymore,

Dr. Paul Baker .................................. Director
Darrell Chambers .............Associate Director
James Gray .......................Assistant Director
Dr. Douglas T. Cornell ..... Coordinator, Music

What a special experience this AMHS Jazz Ensemble project was for us at January Sound! The entire group impressed us with a musical sophistication well beyond our expectations from a high school group. The industrious spirit and the desire to reach the excellence engendered by the dynamic director, Curt Bradshaw, permeates the ensemble. Note the outstanding musicianship of Tyrone Smith, Joe d'Etienne, Andrea Springer and Kimberly Cornell. Keep this record in your collection for future reference as several of these young people will grow professionally, gaining stature in their musical careers. Get ready for a treat!

Les Studdard
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