WOW~! What a great evening of jazz music at the Paramount on Friday, provided by the top 5 high school jazz bands in the area, including our very own MTHS Jazz 1 Band. Mr. Faul and the MTHS Jazz 1 band provided a "swinging" night of music to a sold out crowd of over 3,000 audience members!!! This was the 18th Annual Starbucks Hot Java Cool Jazz, and another great year and great opportunity for our MTHS Jazz band to perform at this prestigious event. Once again our jazz band "wowed" the audience and received a standing ovation... Way to go~!!!
I would like to give a huge shout out to Mr. and Mrs. Sparks, who volunteered to be the back stage chaperones for the third year in a row!! They have done an amazing job keeping track of our students, making sure they are fed, hydrated and where they need to be for warm ups and getting ready to be on stage. They watch over our students instruments while the students go sit in the audience to watch the other bands and stay until the last student has been picked up to go home. This is a big part of the evening and we THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH for all you have done at Hot Java Cool Jazz, and many other events, to help things run smoothly.
I would also like to give a huge THANK YOU to Mr. Faul. He has worked very hard, endlessly, to provide many great opportunities to our students to help assist them become the best performers they can be. From lining up major performers such as Jeff Hamilton Trio and Brian Lynch, to finding the right scores and music to make the band shine when they play, his continued countless hours of hard work must not go unnoticed. Thank you doesn't seem enough, but THANK YOU, Mr. Faul, for ALL you have done to encourage and support our students to continue to grow.
There are more great opportunities coming up for our Jazz 1 and Jazz 2 bands to perform. Please watch your emails, check the Google Calendar or check the band website regularly to watch for upcoming events or new events that are added!!
MTHS Music Boosters