LRHS jazz bands excel at competition

Markella Paradissis-Wagner – Mustangs Ahead

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – On Feb. 6, 2017, both LRHS Jazz Bands participated in Music Performance Assessments (MPAs). Jazz 1 achieved Straight Superiors and jazz two got a score of Excellent for all three of their pieces.

Jazz 1 is the advanced class while Jazz 2 is the intermediate band for players who already have experience.

After performing on stage and sight reading for judges, bands receive scores of Poor, Fair, Good, Excellent, or Superior.  Jazz 1 played at 8:15 p.m. while jazz 2 performed at 6:45 p.m.

“The trumpets did good. The judges were dancing,” said jazz 1 junior trumpet player Jessica Greene.