Mississippi Swing! and The Jackson All-Stars
Receive "Key to the City"!
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.
Mississippi Swing! Awards and Honors
Otha Turner Award - 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2022
O.C. McDavid Award - 2013
Richland Key to the City - 2009
Named a Mississippi Official Ambassador of Musical Entertainment by
Governor Phil Bryant -2013
Arthur Mahoney Spirit Award - 2015, 2018
Governor's Award 2016
MAPE Partnership Excellence Award - 2017
Certificate of Appreciation, Mississippi Commission for Volunteer Service - 2017
Governor's Award for Exemplary Partnership - 2018
Governor's GIVE Award for Outstanding Service in the Arts and Humanities (David Schommer) - 2018
Bandleader David Schommer -
2018 Governor's GIVE Award - Arts and Humanities
2017 Power APAC Teacher of the Month
2012-2103 Watkins Teacher of the Year!
2012 Watson Quality Ford Teacher of the Week
2011 Metro Jackson Teacher of the Year!
Nominated - Mississippi Teacher of the Year (2011, 2012)
Nominated - Jackson Medical Mall Outstanding Community Leader (2011)
2010 - Outstanding Educator (Parents for Public Schools and
The Community Foundation of Greater Jackson).
Brush Dance Guinness World Record!
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!