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LHS Jazz Ensemble, Stage Band Earn Festival Honors

Thursday, March 22, 2018 -

The Liverpool High School Jazz Ensemble and the LHS Graphic of music notesStage Band recently earned a number of honors during the 30th Annual Oneida Jazz Festival.

The LHS Jazz Ensemble and the LHS Stage Band both earned gold ratings in their respective classes. The Jazz Ensemble also earned Outstanding Sax Section and Outstanding Trombone Section honors.

LHS junior and Jazz Ensemble member Nico DeLucia earned the Frank Mantooth Outstanding Soloist Award.

Earning individual All-Star Awards were junior Spencer Ruediger (Stage Band), freshman Jonathan Engler (Stage Band), sophomore Nick Deegan (Stage Band), freshman Eric Szczesniak (Stage Band), junior Logan Horton (Stage Band), junior Gabrielle Shaughnessy (Stage Band), junior Nico DeLucia (Jazz Ensemble), sophomore Ciara Young (Jazz Ensemble), senior Elisa Makhlouf (Jazz Ensemble), senior Brennan Mathews (Jazz Ensemble), junior Evan Nash (Jazz Ensemble), junior Michael Geary (Jazz Ensemble), senior Anthony Baratta (Jazz Ensemble), senior Ethan Cowburn (Jazz Ensemble) and senior Mariah Adigun (Jazz Ensemble).

The LHS Jazz Ensemble is directed by James Dumas and the LHS Stage Band is directed by Stephen Salem.

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