MS Jazz Ensembles wins 1st place
The Middle School Advanced Jazz Band, directed by Music teacher Jesse Tennyson, won first place at the Music in the Parks Festival at Six Flags Great Adventure on Saturday, May 12 and the Middle School Beginning Jazz Band followed on Saturday, May 19 with another first place. "Our kids represented FA well with their maturity, character and musicianship," said Tennyson.
Peter Duke, 8th grade, won the award for "Best Instrumental Soloist" at the May 12th festival, an honor he earned last year as well.
At the May 19th festival, sixth grader Eman Zeitlin won the individual award for "Best Instrumental Soloist" for the entire festival, while the rest of the jazz band scored an excellent rating and won 1st place in their division.
Beginning Jazz Band members:
Christian Del Vechio
Advanced Jazz Band: