Saturday, October 24, 2009

WHS Jazz Band Students Take Honors in Region Jazz Competition

Jazz band students from Westlake auditioned for the Texas Music Educators (TMEA) All-Region Jazz Ensembles on October 3. Eleven Westlake High School students earned a spot in one of the two Region jazz ensembles:

Josh Moody-Ford, Alto Saxophone (Jazz 1)

Marshall Lowry, Tenor Saxophone (Jazz 2)

Bob Price, Bari Saxophone (Jazz 2)

Brandon Bergeron, Trumpet (Jazz 1)

Spencer King, Trumpet (Jazz 2)

David Wright, Trumpet (Jazz 2)

Weston Floyd, Tenor Trombone (Jazz 2)

Jeffrey Hatcher, Bass Trombone (Jazz 2)

Jeff Olson, Drums (Jazz 1)

John Turman, Jazz Guitar (Jazz 2)

Steven Campbell, Piano (Jazz 1)

This competition began the All-State audition process for students across the state in 28 regions. Top musicians from each region will progress to higher-level auditions, with the highest honor being selection as a Texas All-State musician. Students achieving a seat in Jazz 1 will advance to Area jazz auditions. Congratulations to these students for their achievement!

(submitted by Amy Price)

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