The DGN Jazz Ensemble performed in the Loeb Playhouse and earned a Division I rating. Six students garnering Outstanding Soloist awards. Congratulations to Caroline Hlohowskyj (trumpet/flugel horn), Zach Schneeweis (trombone), Bryn Sitkiewicz (trombone), Nolan Schillerstrom (guitar), and Michael Walser (alto sax).
The DGN Jazz Lab Band performed in the North Ballroom and earned a Division II rating. Congratulations to Jim Blair (tenor sax), John Janke (guitar), Michael Garritano (trumpet), Sam O'Neil (trumpet), and James Tandaric (bass) for earning Outstanding Soloist awards from the adjudiators.
The DGN Jazz Combo performed in the Faculty Lounge, earning a Division II rating. All six members of the combo were recognized by the judging panel as outstanding musicians and soloists. Congratulations to Joseph DePeder (tenor sax), Michael Walser (alto sax), Bryn Sitkiewicz (trombone), Nicholas Goergen (drums), Rudy Rendeck (bass) and Nolan Schillerstrom (guitar).
"Our students enjoy the opportunity to attend this great Jazz Festival each year because we have the chance to hear so many wonderful jazz ensembles and soloists. Having 17 students recognized with Outstanding Soloist awards is a credit to the hard work and dedication of our North High students. " said department chairperson and director Brayer Teague.
Come and hear the award winning DGN and DGS jazz groups on Thursday, February 4, 2010 at 7:00 PM in the DGS auditorium as they share the stage with the renowned NIU Jazz Ensemble with guest artist John Fedchock. Tickets are available at the door.