Jazzin' the Falls -- CLINIC / CONCERT / RAFFLE

May 7, 2016, 3:00 - 9:00 PM, Concert at 7:30 PM

MUSICAL HORIZONS presents -- GOLD TONES of Cuyahoga Falls High School
and CLEVELAND JAZZ ORCHESTRA at Cuyahoga Falls High School with special guests


Photos:   View album

 Videos:  View album


The Instrumental Music Patrons (IMP) and Jim Lang, Band Director, of Cuyahoga Falls High School (CFHS) are organizing a Jazz Clinic on May 7th. Go to for more information and to purchase tickets through PayPal. Tickets are also available at Central Instrument Company (CIC), 739 Portage Trail, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221. Limited tickets will be available May 7th at the event.

The event is open to Students and Adults wishing to participate. Diner can be purchased. The concert is open to all participants and the public. Spread the word. It will be very exciting.

Special guest artists are Wayne Bergeron and Rusty Higgins. You can do a search and check out YouTube for information on these two great musicians. The Musical Horizons of CFHS will also present the Gold Tones of Cuyahoga Falls High School and the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra.

The IMP of CFHS is holding a RAFFLE to benefit the CFHS Music Program. Their website will have all the details. They will sell tickets and they will also be available at CIC. Prizes include a Yamaha Trumpet model that Wayne Bergeron uses which he will sign, a Kenny G Soprano Saxophone designed by and signed by Kenny G, an Apple Watch, Indian Tickets, and more. Information has been sent to many band directors in Northeastern Ohio. Students contact your band director for details.  CLICK HERE to view the announcement. Tickets are available through the IMP of Cuyahoga Falls High School for students/adults to attend the clinic starting at 3:00 PM and for the public to attend the concert at 7:30 PM. For those attending the concert only you may want to get your concert tickets in advance to assure availability. Tickets will be on sale the night of the concert for available seating. If you have questions, go to or call the sponsor, Central Instrument Company at 330.928.6000 or 1.800.442.6000.

The RESERVATION FORM sent to local band directors is available by clicking here. Adults and students wishing to attend can print off this STUDENT RESERVATION FORM. Return it along with payment to Cuyahoga Falls High School, Attention: IMP-Musical Horizons 2016, 2300 Fourth Street, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221.


We have uploaded an album containing pictures and videos to Google+. You should be able to download or tag a picture. Thanks again to all participants. Click on the link below, click on Photos, then click on the Clarinet Symposium album:

The Clarinet Symposium was a resounding success. Thank you to everyone who helped -- Highland High Schools and Foundation, Staff of CIC, Exhibitors, The Venner Clarinet Choir, and more, with special thanks to James Adkins who tried to keep the day organized. What a pleasure to meet Mr. Stanley Drucker and Ms. Naomi Drucker. A special thank you to Theodore Johnson who did an amazing job as conductor with a very long full day of activities. Check back in a couple weeks as we add links to pictures and video from the day. If you would like to add personal comments or pictures and video, email them to and we will post them to this symposium page. Thanks also to the many participants, the professional clarinetists that allowed us to watch their critiques, the All-Stars and Highland students, and all the clarinetists who played in the final Mass Clarinet Choir. What a special day! Also thank you to James Stahl, owner of Central Instrument Company. He was the person responsible for the vision of the day and bringing in the people responsible for the first class learning experience. You may want to friend "Jim Stahl" on Facebook. You will find some comments and pictures of the symposium activities.

Taken by Mr. Rick Druesedow:

    Cleveland Plain Dealer:



Welcome to the Clarinet Symposium! We are proud to present two of the world's greatest living legends of the clarinet, Theodore Johnson with The Cleveland Orchestra (retired) and Stanley Drucker with The New York Philharmonic (retired). Tom Reed, Professor of Music and Chair of the Department of Music at Ashland University will present a bass clarinet class. This is an educational event, not just listening to clarinet performances. All participants will rehearse twice and perform in a master clarinet choir conducted by Theodore Johnson. There will also be a master class on the Fundamentals of Clarinet and a master class where you will listen to conservatory students who are on the cuff of starting their professional careers. (Click here to see our poster)

I invite you to look over our website and then sign up on our secured site. We ask that you fill out our short questionnaire. Complete all three steps below. After you register, you can print out your receipt to use as identification on May 10, 2014. You will also receive an email acknowledgement. We will send you a reminder a couple days before the symposium. The registration fee will include lunch and dinner and is non-refundable.

We have secured a group rate at the Doubletree Hotel in Fairlawn, Ohio, for any out-of-towners. The deadline to make a reservation at the hotel is April 18, 2014. (Click here for the hotel information.)

Remember to bring your instrument and a music stand, both clearly labeled.

Here is the current Agenda for May 10, 2014.  (Click here)

The Clarinet Symposium will be held at Highland High School, 4150 Ridge Road, Medina, Ohio 44256.  (Click here for directions) 

Thank you for checking us out.  We believe this will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience and very rewarding.


Jim Stahl

Theodore Johnson
(click for bio)

Stanley Drucker
(click for bio)

Tom Reed
(click for bio)

Sponsors:         Clarinet Students of Highland High and Middle Schools
                          Highland Schools Foundation
                          Central Instrument Company, Inc.

Exhibitors will display and sell reeds, mouthpieces, ligatures, and a variety of accessories including a selection of clarinet music. New step-up and professional clarinets will also be on display for those who are shopping for a new instrument.

Supported by
World Clarinet Alliance  
We hope you will join us!

Register by completing the following steps:

STEP 1  Click on this link and fill out our registration form.

STEP 2  Add Register for Clarinet Symposium to the cart by clicking on the picture of the poster below to add to your cart.  This will take you to another screen. Click on update the cart. This again will take you to another screen. Click on checkout.

At this time you will provide your personal information and submit payment for the registration fee. 
Please print the confirmation for admission on May 10, 2014.

STEP 3  You will also receive a confirmation email that you can print and bring on May 10, 2014. 

You will need to bring your instrument and a music stand with your name clearly labeled.

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