Saturday April 13 we hosted Waltrip's 13th Annual Jazz@1900 Festival. We had over 30 school bands come and perform as part of the festival, the Stephen F Austin Swingin' Axes, and the featured the great Wayne Bergeron with Waltrip's Jazz Ensemble 1. Mother Nature couldn't handle the excitement and we lost power just before Wayne took the stage! No electricity needed! Jazz 1 and Wayne lit the house up for an enjoyable and memorable night of music! Here he is at our dress rehearsal.
Congrats to the following groups who won Band of the Day Awards:
Middle School: Pershing Middle School High School: Willis High School Combo: Frank Black Middle School
All 4 of Waltrip's Jazz Ensembles participated in the festival, Jazz 1 playing host. Here are our results:
Waltrip Jazz 4: 1st Division
Solo awards to Kelsi Wilson- Trumpet and Johnathan Araniva- Sax
Waltrip Jazz 3: 2nd Division
Solo awards to Samuel Jones- Trumpet and Jason Colima- Trumpet
Waltrip Jazz 2: 1st Division
Solo awards to Abiel Ferrin- Alto and Angel Garza- Drums
Outstanding Soloist of the day:
Woodwind- Deizmin Shaw
Trombone- Angel Lopez
Trumpet- Mario Hernandez
Rhythm Section- Waltrip Jazz 1
The festival went very smoothly, and our students a wonderful job performing and representing our school hosting it! Thank you to everyone who was involved!