Trumpeting students’ success

Above: Trottier Students performing with Guest Artist, Trombonist Jeff Galindo on Jazz Night this month. (Photo contributed by Teplansky Photography, click here for larger image)

Northborough Southborough Music Association has been boasting the accomplishments of student musicians.

This month, the district’s 6th-12th grade jazz bands have been busy with “Jazz Month” activities:

  • They practiced and performed with Guest Artist Jeff Galindo for a crowd at Algonquin Regional High School. (Visit the NSMA Facebook page for some beautiful photos of the event.)
  • They traveled to the UNH/Clark Terry Jazz Festival, where:
    • Trottier Middle School (and Melican) won the top ranking of Outstanding Middle School Bands for the second year running.
    • The ARHS Jazz Choir earned Outstanding Jazz Choir.
    • ARHS’ Jazz I and II earned Honorable Mentions.

The high schoolers also hosted their division’s annual jazz festival by the Massachusetts Association of Jazz Educators. ARHS Jazz I & Jazz II were both awarded Gold medals and will advance to the State Finals.

Algonquin’s MVPs from this week’s MAJE festival were:

  • Dillon Ford – tenor sax
  • Matt Burmeister – trumpet
  • Matt Collins – trombone
  • Jonah O’Brien-Weiss – drums
  • Connor Jenks – tenor sax
  • Eric Coughlin – trombone
  • Declan Healey – bass

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