Hitting the high notes…

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Guthrie (left), Grace & Nelson hit all the right notes at the Festival!

In February the Friday Harbor High School Jazz Band participated in the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival at the University of Idaho. Both the Friday Harbor High School full jazz band and a six-member jazz combo performed for adjudication. 130 schools attended the 4-day event. Over two thousand students participated and 200 soloists were recognized.

Among those recognized were three Friday Harbor High School soloists who were awarded “Noteworthy Recognition” designations by the judges: Guthrie Burnett-Tison, for his flute solo in Chick Corea’s Spain; Grace Willows, for her clarinet solo in Herbie Hancock’s Watermelon Man; and Nelson Wynn, for his guitar solo in Spyro Gyra’s Catching the Sun.

“Our band students handled themselves with professionalism and total enthusiasm;” said Sarah Bost, FHHS Band Director, “I’m so proud, I could burst!”

Check out this link for more information on the Festival http://www.uidaho.edu/jazzfest