A Day of Jazz

A Day of Jazz
Students throughout the district have been dazzling audiences with their musical talents.

Most recently, the middle school’s and high school’s jazz bands, under the direction of Matthew Hurst and Michael Sarling, showcased their talents during the SCMEA Day of Jazz Festival, hosted by the Middle Country Central School District. In addition to performing at the event, the students attended workshops, interacted with professional musicians and worked on jazz improvisation skills.

“My favorite part of Jazz Day was playing with professionals in the Big Band Clinic, because they showed us what we could sound like if we keep practicing,” said James Wilson Young Middle School eighth-grade student and trombonist, Jack Armstrong.