Carmel Bands, Carmel, Indiana

CHS Jazz Ensembles Perform at Ball State University Jazz Festival

On Saturday, March 2nd all four Carmel High School Jazz Ensembles performed in the Ball State University Jazz Festival. Each ensemble performed for a panel of jazz experts and clinicians who worked with the bands afterwards. Several Carmel High School students were recognized for special awards including:

  • T.J. Schaff – Outstanding Drummer in Sursa Hall
  • Zach Rice – Outstanding Trumpet performer in Sursa Hall
  • Elizabeth Huang – Outstanding Piano performer in Sursa Hall
  • Jason Klein – Outstanding Trombone performer in Sursa Hall
  • Julie Puckett – Outstanding Trombone performer in Emmons Auditorium
  • Julie Puckett – Outstanding Overall Musician in Emmons Auditorium

The Jazz Ensembles will now be preparing for the March 22nd “Jazz Expressions” concert featuring guest artist Mark Buselli, Director of Jazz Studies at Ball State University and co-leader of the Buselli-Wallarab Big Band.