The auditions are complete and the judges have ruled. A lot of tough decisions had to be made because so many talented young musicians auditioned for the All-Star program. This year, close to 80 students from Missouri and Illinois auditioned to part of the All-Star and JazzU programs and here are the results:
Bass: Sam Fruend – Webster Groves High School
Drums: Joe Winstein-Hibbs – Webster Groves High School
Piano: Eliot Courtois – Lindbergh High School
Guitar: Joseph Clayton Floyd – Belleville East High School
Alto Saxophone: Matthew Baldwin – Westminster Christian Academy
Tenor Saxophone: Michael Ferrante – Ft Zumwalt West High School
Trombone: William Wolff – Belleville East High School
This year’s group will be led by saxophonist Jason Swagler and pianist Reggie Thomas.
Congratulations to all of these talented students. Full bios and pictures of each student and faculty member will be available soon.