Carroll’s Jazz Orchestra (top group) and Jazz Band (3rd group) traveled to the Collin Jazz Festival in Plano on Saturday and returned with its highest honors. Although the festival is non-competitive, a select few of the 27 bands performing each year are named Outstanding Bands of the day and are awarded plaques. This year, both the Jazz Orchestra and the Jazz Band were given this award.
This is the first time the Jazz Band joined the Jazz Orchestra in earning this honor. Furthermore, CHS Freshman Adam Horne was one of four students out of hundreds at the festival to be given an Outstanding Musician award for his improvised solo. Many members of each of our groups were also awarded Certificates of Excellence for their solo performances.