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Jazz bands prep for competition


November 14, 2019

Photo provided/Alesha Culp

CHS musicians (from left) Amanda O'Reilly, Abby Mercer, Amy Myers and Carter Kruger perform with Jazz Band 1 during the District Jazz Festival.

CRESWELL – Jazz Band 1 had an opportunity to perform and receive feedback from clinicians when they represented Creswell High School at the annual District Jazz Festival, held Nov. 8 at Willamette High School.

The unadjudicated festival is designed as a workshop for bands heading into the competition festival season.

Jazz 1 performed "Blue Roses" and "Little Big Gumbo." Soloists were Amy Myers on clarinet, Abby Mercer on alto saxophone, Brandon Moehlmann and Gonzalo Cardenas on trombone.

Clinician Jason Palmer, a percussionist from Portland, "was highly complimentary of our band and their...

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