Parkview Jazz One, under the direction of Joe Churchich, created history this weekend, taking 1st place in the Middle School Big Band division at the Eau Claire Jazz Festival! Students from Jazz One also took home individual honors for Excellence in Jazz Performance by Ataa M. on drums, Annika F. on alto saxophone and Gabe H. on bari saxophone.
Parkview Jazz Too performed extremely well in the sight-reading category and also in the non-competitive division winning individual honors for Excellence in Jazz Performance by Connor C. on trumpet, Mark O. on bari saxophone and Charlie B. on trombone.
On Saturday, Parkview Jazz Combo competed in the high school B/C/D division (there is no middle school division for combo) winning individual honors for Excellence in Jazz Performance and Education by Bridget K. on trumpet, Mateo S. on bass and Gabe H. on tenor and bari saxophone.
Congrats to these incredible musicans and to Joe Churchich, Parkview's Jazz Band instructor!