Bella Voce and Concert Choir received Unanimous Superior ratings at the Napa Valley Invitational Choir Festival at Napa High School. Their panel of judges were: Jo-Michael Scheibe from USC, Jing Ling Tam from University of Texas at Arlington, and Jerry Blackstone from U of Michigan. This is the first time that Concert Choir has attended this festival and both groups got, not only high marks, but a lot of affirmation of the work they’ve been doing and recognition of their level of artistry. Bravi Tutti!
Congratulations to the Acalanes High School Jazz Ensemble for their wonderful performance at the 55th Annual Reno Jazz Festival at the University of Nevada on Saturday, April 29. Reno is the largest jazz festival on the West Coast. The professional level adjudicators awarded the ensemble with a Unanimous Superior Rating, good for 2nd place in our division and one of the top scores at the festival. Special congratulations go out to Evan Mickas on Alto Saxophone for being singled out as the festival’s Outstanding High School Saxophone Musician. Great job by Evan and the entire ensemble!