Congratulations to the Ste. Genevieve Middle School Jazz Band on earning 3rd place in the Middle School/Junior High Division at Mineral Area College Jazz Festival on March 11, 2017. Congratulations to Alexandria Werner (3rd row, far right) and Annie Yang (2nd row, far left) on earning Outstanding Musicianship Awards.
SGMS students performed in the morning and then attended a clinic with guest artist “The Jeff Hamilton Trio”. Jeff Hamilton, Tamir Hendelman, and Christoph Luty discussed the role of the rhythm section in a jazz band and playing with correct swing style. They also offered the students advice on goal setting and how to choose a college. SGMS students attended a concert in the evening featuring the “MAC Kicks Band” with guest artist “The Jeff Hamilton Trio.” It was a fun and educational day!