Congratulations to the Acalanes High School Jazz Ensemble for their wonderful performance Nov. 17, 2017 at the College of San Mateo Jazz Festival. The college adjudicators scored them with a 97-91-91, for an average of 93, among the upper echelon at the festival. All three adjudicators commented on how wonderful the students performed and how impressed they were. In a message to the Ensemble Mr. Dea said: “I couldn’t be more proud of a group of students than I was today. You represented the Acalanes and Lafayette school community with honor and distinction.”
Congratulations to the following students for being singled out for outstanding performances by the adjudication panel:
- John Leamy (Senior) – Flugelhorn/Trumpet
- Kenny Workman (Senior) – Trumpet
- Maverick Fabela (Junior) – Piano
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!