Sunday, October 25, 2020

Carroll Jazz Band Lands Local Jazz Ensemble Seats

Students in the Carroll Jazz program produced exceptional results last Saturday at the All-Region Jazz Auditions for TMEA Region 31, which consists of the Carrollton-Farmers Branch, Coppell, Grapevine-Colleyville, HEB, Birdville and Carroll school districts.

Out of 40 available chairs in two jazz ensembles, Carroll Dragons are occupying 24 of them. Carroll had 12 students that qualified to move on to the Area jazz round, and they will record auditions for the TMEA All-State Jazz Ensembles on September 28. The 24 All-Region Jazz members will participate in the All-Region clinic and concert on November 16 and 17. Their clinicians will be professor Jim Riggs of UNT and Mark DeHertogh of Plano Senior High School.