Essentially Ellington

A free program for high school jazz bands, Essentially Ellington aims to elevate musicianship, broaden perspectives and inspire performance.

News & Updates

Congratulations to the 15 finalist bands that will compete in the 24th Annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition and Festival May 9-11th.

Beloit Memorial High School (Beloit, WI)

Denver School of the Arts (Denver, CO)

Dillard Center for the Arts (Fort Lauderdale, Florida)

Foxboro High School (Foxborough, MA)

Garfield High School (Seattle, WA)

Middleton High School (Middleton, WI)

Mount Si High School (Snoqualmie, WA)

Newark Academy (Livingston, NJ)

Rio Americano High School (Sacramento, CA)

Roosevelt High School (Seattle, WA)

San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts (San Diego, CA)

Sun Prairie High School (Sun Prairie, WI)

Tarpon Springs High School (Tarpon Springs, FL)

Philharmonic Association Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble (Raleigh, NC)

William H. Hall High School (West Hartford, CT)

Congratulations to the winner of the Dr. J. Douglas White Student Composition and Arranging Contest, Miles Lennox of Dillard Center of Arts (Fort Lauderdale, Florida)!