El Camino HS Jazz Band Realizes Another Successful Year

South San Francisco, CA        May 26, 2015                   Submitted by Jocelyn Cabral

The ECHS Jazz Band won 1st place award at Hollywood Studios in Disney World

The ECHS Jazz Band won 1st place award at Hollywood Studios in Disney World

 

 

The El Camino HS Jazz Band had a successful year of festivals, events and competitions  under the direction of Mr. Ray Galela. This past month ECHS jazz band and jazz combo both placed 3rd place in their division at the Reno Jazz Festival. Even more impressive, is that out of the 76 bands at the festival from the western states the jazz band had the 9th highest score and the combo had the 5th highest score!

Riding the momentum of these fine performances the jazz band traveled to Florida where they participated in Festival Disney held at Hollywood Studios in Disney World. There they took 1st place overall and were awarded a perfect score of 100! After the performance two judges on the board of the National Association of Music Educators invited the band to apply for the International Midwest Clinic held every December in Chicago.

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The El Camino High School Jazz Band brought home prestigious awards all year long

 

In addition several students were acknowledge with Outstanding Soloist Awards throughout the year:

 

Ardel Alegre: Reno Jazz Festival Outstanding Musicianship Medal, CSM Soloist Award.

 

Steven Arce: Reno Jazz Festival Outstanding Musicianship Medal

 

Jonah Cabral: Delta Jazz Festival Outstanding Soloist (large ensemble, jazz combo), CMEA Jazz West Outstanding Soloist, Reno Jazz Festival Outstanding Musicianship Medal, CSM Outstanding Soloist, Festival Disney Outstanding Soloist Trophy. 

 

Lucas Rodriguez: Reno Jazz Festival Outstanding Custodianship Medal

 

Ryan Romero: Delta Jazz Festival Outstanding Soloist

 

Eduardo Sanchez: Delta Jazz Festival Outstanding Soloist, CMEA Jazz West Outstanding Soloist, Reno Jazz Festival Outstanding Musicianship Medal, Festival Disney Outstanding Soloist Trophy.

 

Hilario Quintero: Delta Jazz Festival Outstanding Soloist (large ensemble, jazz combo), CMEA Jazz West Outstanding Soloist, Reno Jazz Festival Outstanding Musicianship Medal, Festival Disney Outstanding Soloist Trophy

 

 

 

ECH Jazz Reno 2015

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