Taft Jazz Festival

2021 Taft Jazz Festival - Featuring Mr. Andre Hayward!

Since 2017, the Taft Band Program has been proud to host a local Jazz Festival here in San Antonio, TX for both middle and high school jazz programs. The Spring 2022 festival will take place on Saturday, April 2nd at William H. Taft HS. All performing groups will receive audio comments from all judges, a recording of your ensemble, and a clinic with a judge, in addition to discounted tickets to the host concert for participating students.

We are thrilled to announce this year's guest artist for the host concert- Mr. Andre Hayward on trombone. A native of Houston, Texas- Mr. Hayward is an internationally acclaimed jazz trombonist who has performed and taught at New York University, the New England Conservator, Michigan State University, Texas Southern University, University of Texas Butler School of Music and the University of North Texas.

Registration is first come, first served. Entries for the competition must be postmarked by February 1st. The entry fee is $200.00 for each band which will include recording services, 10 free tickets to their respective evening concert and awards ceremony. ALL other extra tickets needed for students, spectators, family, and friends will need to pay $10.00 for admission.

Payment is available online through card payment, or an automatically generated invoice for PO or check payments. Please make all checks payable to Taft Raider Band Boosters.

Mail payments to Attention: Band Boosters, 11600 Culebra Rd. San Antonio, TX 78253.