Mississippi Swing! and The Jackson All-Stars
Receive "Key to the City"!

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For making quality big band, jazz and Dixieland music accessible to their community, the City of Richland has presented Mississippi Swing! and The Jackson All-Stars the "Key to the City." The award was presented on December 7, 2009.

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Bandleader David Schommer -
2012-2103 Watkins Teacher of the Year!
2012 Watson Quality Ford Teacher of the Week
In 2011, he was named a
Metro Jackson Teacher of the Year!
The program was sponsored by the
Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership.
In 2011 & 2012, he was nominated for
Mississippi Teacher of the Year
as well as
Jackson Medical Mall Outstanding Community Leader,
by Entergy.
In 2010, he was named an 
Outstanding Educator by
Parents for Public Schools and
The Community Foundation of Greater Jackson.

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Jackson All-Star and Mississippi Swing! bass player Bernard Holly recently received the Outstanding Service Award at the 17th Annual Christmas Musical presented by the Jackson Metropolitan Community Christmas Choir. Mr. Holly serves as Project Coordinator for the annual event. Other musicians involved with the project  included Elizabeth Koskie (Keyboard/Strings), David Schommer (Trumpet), Jeff Reiter (Lead Trumpet), London Branch (Trumpet), Willie Silas (Drums) Gail Johnson (Piano) and Booker Walker (Alto).

Brush Dance Guinness World Record!

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Mairtin de Cogain lead David Schommer (Bandleader/trumpet), Elizabeth Koskie (piano), & 165 other dancers in a ground breaking world record brush dance at CelticFest 2010,  in Jackson, MS!