On Saturday, 04/09/16, the Waco HS Jazz Ensemble traveled to U.T. Austin to compete in the Longhorn Jazz Festival. The band placed 3rd in class 5A, moving up one spot from last year's performance. The band also had several OUTSTANDING soloists awarded by the judges including: Carnealus Manning - Tenor Sax, Jonathan Sais - Guitar, Nathan Summers - Trombone, and Demetrius Allen - Drums.
The band was also treated to a performance by the UT Jazz Orchestra featuring trumpet sensation and jazz educator Terell Stafford, who also led an inspiring clinic.
Please join the Waco HS Band Staff in congratulating these students on their outstanding accomplishments!
If you would like to check out the Waco HS Jazz ensemble live they will be performing Sunday (04/17/16) from 12 Noon to 1pm on the main stage at the Brazos River Ribfest.
The band will also be playing at the WISD "Evening of Jazz" Concert on 04/28/16 at 7pm in the WHS PAC spotlighting Jazz Bands from our middle schools and both high schools. That night the WISD Director/Alumni band will also perform featuring three time Grammy winning BACH trumpet artist Dr. Stephen Hawk.
Both events are FREE to the public. Come out and enjoy a little Jazz!
Waco HS Assistant Band Director