On Friday, April 12th, the Bensalem High School Jazz Band traveled to perform in the Cavalcade of Bands Jazz Championships.
Each band competing earned a spot in the show during the season, by competing in a minimum of three Cavalcade sponsored jazz festivals during the 2018–19 season.The competition was keen and our band performed exceptionally well. Having worked hard all season, the BHS Jazz Band was awarded the only Superior Rating at the festival, and was named Grand Champion!
In addition, two band members earned Outstanding Soloist Awards.
Dan Fauni was recognized for his trumpet solo and Kelsey Patterson was recognized for her flute solo in “Celestial Swinging Blues.” Additionally, our Saxophone Section was recognized as the Best Saxophone Section for the evening.
In earlier festivals this season, the BHS Jazz Band was also awarded Best Trombone Section and Best Saxophone Section.
Over the course of the past 11 years, our Jazz Band has now been the Grand Champion three times!
Congratulations to the Bensalem High School Jazz Band and their director, Mr. Michael Zimmerman on this wonderful accomplishment.