Congrats to the Sherwood HS Jazz I Ensemble who placed second in the Three Rivers League Jazz Festival last night at West Linn HS. Students receiving Outstanding Soloist Certificates were Harrison Cole, Richard Schmidt, Joey Craighead, Grant Yu, and Ben Wiren.
If Anyone was there last night and took an ensemble picture, please send my way!
Jazz II Reminder! Jazz II begins on Monday, November 30th at 7am in the PAC. I am excited to say that Nathanael Ankeny, a saxophone player and jazz professor at George Fox University, will be leading the Jazz II program again.
Jazz II will meet 3 times per week, Monday-Wednesday-Friday from 7:00-7:50am. We are not holding auditions for this ensemble. Jazz II is open for currently enrolled band students who are interested in learning or developing their skills on a jazz instrument. We are looking for students who have a good attitude, willing to practice, and show up on time three times a week.
Jazz II will perform about 4 times during the school year in 2015. Our first performance will be at the West Salem Jazz Festival on Saturday, February 6th.
If you are interested, please sign up on the signup sheet located on the cabinet inside the band room.
Looking forward to getting it going and having Nathanael Ankeny on board again. We’re lucky to have him! See you the morning of Monday, November 30th at 7am in the PAC!