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Waterford Students to Perform at Berklee High School Jazz Festival

Credit: Patch
Credit: Patch

The largest high school jazz competition in the U.S. – Berklee College of Music’s 46th High School Jazz Festival – will host more than 200 bands and vocal ensembles featuring 3,000 students from 13 states competing for $175,000 in scholarships to Berklee’s Five-Week Summer Performance Program. Waterford High School is sending their best and brightest musicians to the competition. Participants will also enjoy clinics and concerts by Snarky Puppy, whose funk-influenced r&b chops earned them the 2014 Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance.

 

In addition to witnessing performances by the top high school jazz bands in the country, audiences will have the chance to experience top Berklee students performing in a salsa ensemble, a Tower of Power ensemble, a P-Funk ensemble, and other ensembles in addition to a performance by the college’s a cappella group, Pitch Slapped. Students will also be honored for outstanding achievements in jazz composition. 

Mom February 07, 2014 at 06:48 AM
When?
Randy Collins February 07, 2014 at 09:14 AM
Bravo! One of the things Pat and I miss since leaving Waterford are the musical performances and WaterforDrama. Both Tim and Shane do a fabulous job and the kids are just the best. Congratulations!
Tim Fioravanti February 07, 2014 at 04:54 PM
We go tomorrow. The jazz ensemble and jazz choir will compete.
June Hoye- Friends of Fort Trumbull February 11, 2014 at 04:03 PM
Dear Tim, Hope you have fun and are successful.

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