Bethel School District Eugene OR

Band and Choir Take 1st Place at Jazz Festival

On Saturday, April 20th Shasta’s Jazz Band and Session Jazz Choir performed at the 44th annual Pleasant Hill Jazz Festival in Pleasant Hill, Oregon where both took first place in the highly competitive Middle/Jr. High Division.

Jazz Band member, Brody G., was also awarded an Outstanding Soloist award for his performance on tenor saxophone. Judges commented on the bands mature sound and authentic jazz style.

Jazz Band with their 1st Place Trophy

Jazz Band with their 1st Place Trophy

Session Jazz Choir student, Hannah F., was awarded the Outstanding Soloist in the Middle/Jr. High Division.  The kids hard-work and dedication were on display as they represented Shasta with style and grace.  They earned high scores in all categories and the judges were especially impressed with their stage presence and vocal production.

Session Jazz Choir with their 1st Place trophy!

Session Jazz Choir with their 1st Place trophy!



5 Responses to Band and Choir Take 1st Place at Jazz Festival

  • Way to go Shasta Jazz Band and Shasta Session Jazz Choir!

  • So proud of these kids!!! Great job to you all!!!

  • So proud of you guys, way to go kids!!

  • Our kids were all awesome! It was a long day as they left at 7:45AM and didn’t get done until 8PM. We are very proud of their performance and the way they represented Shasta Middle School.

  • WOW! Your performance last night for the First Christian Church Scholarship Dinner at Valley River Inn was STELLAR! It brought back GREAT memories for me….our family moved to Pleasant HIll, so my son, Mark Peterson, could play trombone with Solar Jazz! Soon, he was the first trombone, who won many honors back in the 80s….Mike Wiggins’ Days! šŸ˜‰

    I taught music at DANEBO for 3 years, 2002-2005…and was thrilled to see/hear the great MUSIC, still being performed in Bethel!

    I thought you would want to listen to NPR’s great JAZZ story this morning,if you didn’t hear it:

    More Than ‘Kind Of Blue’: In 1959, A Few Albums Changed Jazz Forever

    Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Dave Brubeck, Ornette Coleman and Charles Mingus all cut timeless classics, each pointing the form in a different direction.


    Linda (Peterson) Dorsey

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