Friday, May 14, 2021

Dragons Shine in All-State Jazz Auditions

Ten Carroll Jazz students who qualified for Area had their auditions adjudicated over the weekend, and they produced some exciting results! Eight of the ten students placed in the top 15 on their instrument, and for the second year in a row the top two tenor saxophonists in the State of Texas are Dragons. Those two students, sophomore Brendan James and Junior Kyle Cantrell, will represent Carroll in All-State Jazz Ensemble I at the TMEA conference in San Antonio in February. Please see the list of students and their rankings below:

Alto Saxophone
Samuel Ma – 7th
Cameron Barth – 12th

Tenor Saxophone
Kyle Cantrell – 1st – All-State Jazz Ensemble I
Brendan James – 2nd – All-State Jazz Ensemble I

Baritone Saxophone
Ross Beazley – 13th

Austin Woolsey – 9th

Kade Lehman – 5th

Liam McCabe – 5th