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RHS Jazz Ensemble Headed to NJ State Jazz Finals

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On the evening of Monday, March 5th, the Roxbury High School Jazz Ensemble performed in the first of five preliminary-round competitions held by the New Jersey Association for Jazz Education (NJAJE). The band earned a silver rating and the award for the best saxophone section of the evening. Senior Jonah Nack also received a soloist award for his outstanding vibes feature.

With all preliminary performances now completed, the RHS Jazz Ensemble has earned a spot to compete in NJAJE State Finals on the evening of Saturday, April 28th. The festival will take place at Burlington City High School in Burlington, NJ.

Congratulations to the following students on their accomplishment:

RHS JazzSaxophones: Bobby Lazarov, Jenny Motzer, Laura Raquet, Nick Biank, Sophia Solano

Trumpets: Emma McDonald, Meghan Wyse, Trinh Vu, Danny Kelly, Caleb Lines

Trombones: Mathew Ehrenberg, Kathleen Walsh, Jessica Miller, Louise Lichtenberg, Marissa Mangano, Zach Solano

Rhythm: Jonah Nack, Carrie Luan, Christian Castellanos, John Pergolizzi, Sebastian Matiz, Cyle Morris

The RHS Jazz Ensemble is under the direction of Mr. Ryan Sweer.

PHOTOS ATTACHED (courtesy of Roxbury High School)

Jazz Ensemble Photo

RHS Jazz Ensemble Performance

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