On Friday January 29th, the La Center Jazz Band performed for the first time since 2003 at the annual Clark College Jazz Festival. While there, the band competed in the “A” High School division competition, placing 3rd out of seven bands. This is an especially impressive showing considering the band is largely made up of 8th and 9th grade students.
Members of the 2015-16 Jazz Band are Senior: Corinne Weaver, Sophomores: Lynnea Shapovalov and Tim Howard, Freshman: Cameron Achziger, James Carmona, Jacob Denley, Sam Granneman, Tyler Jennings, Macy Randolph, Fernando Reyes, 8th grade: Joe Bork, Dayna Hines, Makai Rivers, Garett Shapovalov, Chase Williams, and 7th grade: Dominick D’Emilio.
The group also performed at the University of Oregon Jazz Festival on January 23 where Corinne Weaver and Chase Williams were recognized as outstanding musicians. You can find more photos on their facebook page: