JAZZ ENSEMBLE ROCKS!
Last Thursday (February 14) was our 2019 Area Band Festival. This festival has been going on at Auburn for around 50 years. We had 155 students participate from Auburn, Kennedy and Marshall Middle Schools. It was a wonderful night of Superhero music! If you are on Facebook, search for Auburn CAPA Academy and take a look at all the pictures from the event with additional links.
Saturday morning (February 16), the Jazz Ensemble represented Auburn at the 36th Annual Rock Valley Jazz Festival. The students did an OUTSTANDING job. The clinician was Tony Scodwell from Las Vegas. He is an accomplished trumpet player having performed extensively with Frank Sinatra, Harry James and Doc Severinsen with the Tonight Show Band among many many others in his life. After we performed, he came up to the band to work with us, but he said we played so well, he really had nothing to tell us.
There is a clinic as part of the festival where the clinician speaks and gives out the outstanding musician awards from the morning performances, usually for good solos, etc. For the first time in the RVC Jazz Festival 36-year history. the Auburn Jazz Ensemble performed so well that the ENTIRE JAZZ ENSEMBLE received OUTSTANDING MUSICIANS AWARDS! Not just soloists, the entire band! That has never been done before! The students played so well together that the clinician felt the ENTIRE ensemble deserved the award.
AHS Band 2018-2019 Activities Schedule.doc
Congratulations to Sarah Leka, Garrett Bailey,
Lenijah Smith (Honors) & Emma Mork!
Winter Band Concert: December 6, 6:30 p.m.