The Carroll ISD Jazz Band is celebrating a big win this past weekend. Students in the Jazz Orchestra received first place in the 5A Varsity category at the TCU Jazz Festival on Saturday, March 23. The group competed with 28 other bands from around the state. Jazz Orchestra students Adam Horne, Tanner Deters, Ryan Adler, Jared Neeley, Nick Booth, Ray Teer, Stephen Ma and Colter Johnson also received Outstanding Soloist awards.
The Jazz Ensemble competed as well. The Jazz Ensemble is a JV group but was invited by festival organizers to compete in the 4A Varsity category. Although they didn’t place in the top three during competition, Director David Lown said the students did an outstanding job versus some of the best 4A Varsity bands in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
Click here to read more about the event. Students who participated in the TCU Jazz Festival are listed below followed by a video from the performance.