Here's a shot of our seniors for 2016-17.
We had a great time a learned much. Students got to meet and play with many other great players from around the US and Cuba! I recommend participating in this festival for any band director that would enjoy the challenge. 2017 was our 5th time attending and it's always very well run.
Here's a link to the video of our band's performance ... I'm not sure how long this will remain on the internet but hopefully for a bit.
Here's a photo slideshow of some of the rest of the trip. We visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art, attended "Bandstand" musical at the Jacobs Theater, jam session in the Appel room at Jazz@Lincoln Center, performance and Q & A with Wynton Marsalis in the Rose Ballroom, toured the city with Rick Bennett and visited Mezzrow and the Village Vanguard jazz clubs to hear Bill Cunliffe trio and the Vijah Ayer trio.
Photo slideshow of trip activities ...
Big thanks to all of these folks for helping make this trip a success.
Todd Williams and Ted Nash
Host Dan Quigley
Leigh-Ann Hafford - trip coordinator
Edmonds School District (public school)
Kate Labiak - College Place Middle School
Matt Edwards - Madrona K-8 School
Angela Zumbo - Brier Terrace Middle School
Assistant Band Directors with Jazz 2 and 3
Mr. Bergevin's school band directors
Gary Evans - Rose Hill Jr. High and Lake Washington High School
John Moawad - Central Washington University
Family - Christina, Elijah and Jordan Bergevin and my Mom Susan Malinosky