The AHS Jazz Band and Combo took top honors at the 23rd annual Santa Cruz Jazz Festival. This years festival was held on the campus of Cabrillo College and featured performances from school groups from throughout California. The Band was invited to play a command performance on Saturday evening and closed the festival on a high note. Shouts of “Encore!” were heard in the audience, but festival rules prevented it.
Top musician awards were presented to Karl Tingwald, Tad Nicol, Corey Evans, Megan Healy, Jamie Lincoff, and Calvin Barthel.
Sophomores, Tad Nicol and Sam Priven, were both presented with festival awards and scholarships to attend the Berklee summer music institute.
Congratulations to all the members of the groups.