Nearly 1,000 have by now gone through the COTA experience – learning to swing in COTA Cats or to improvise at CampJazz, which are life-skills never forgotten and ever useful in the real world. Hundreds of COTAlums are musicians and teachers regenerating this sharing process – giving it back.
This year’s COTA festival proudly presents the 34th edition of the COTA Cats directed by accomplished area music educators (and some COTAlums) Lance Rauh, Tom Fadden, Ryan Curchoe and Katye Clogg. Each COTA Cat receives thirty-plus hours of free instruction and interaction with professional musicians and composers. A majority of the music performed by the band is commissioned by the Celebration of the Arts, and features compositions by well-known composers/arrangers, COTA Cat alumni, and current COTA Cats.
Host School - East Stroudsburg South High School
Composed by: Bill Potts Arranged by Lance Rauh
A Child's Blues
Composed and Arranged by Phil Woods
Composed and Arranged by Benny Carter
First at Lancaster
Composed and Arranged by Wolfgang Knittel
Half Past 2 O’Clock Funk
Composed and Arranged by L. Tyler Williams
Composed and Arranged by David Springfield