BHS Jazz Band Named Grand Champions

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.