BREAKING NEWS

BREAKING NEWS

Magic City Jazz Festival results announced

The 12th Annual Magic City Jazz Festival was held on Feb. 14. Participating bands included the Garrison High School jazz ensemble, Surrey High School jazz ensemble, Surrey Junior High jazz ensemble, Erik Ramstad Middle School jazz ensemble, Jim Hill Middle School jazz ensemble, Central Campus jazz ensemble, Magic City Campus jazz ensemble and the Minot State University jazz combo.

Several awards were given to various students.

Reese Hamilton from Magic City Campus received the R.J. Mike Berg Memorial Trophy, presented to the outstanding senior soloist of the day. He also receives a $500 scholarship for participation in jazz ensemble at Minot State University.

Jasmine Spitzer, Magic City Campus, and Brook Jenks, Central Campus, were awarded the Integrity Jazz Festival Soloist Awards. The award winners are featured on the Integrity Jazz Festival that will be held on June 28.

Trey Battles, from Magic City Campus, received the Vic Firth Outstanding Drum Set Artistry Award, which is presented to the outstanding drum set musician. Alexis Lehner and Hannah Gilseth, both from Magic City Campus, received the Michael Balter Outstanding Vibraphone Award, presented to the outstanding vibraphonist.

Alex Bendickson, Garrison High School, was the winner of the Mark and Dorothy Effertz Memorial Outstanding Soloist. The recipient receives a full scholarship for one week of study during Jazz Week at International Music Camp.

The following award winners received a half scholarship for one week of study during Jazz Week at International Music Camp: Austin Holtz, Magic City Campus – Ken Knapp Outstanding Bass Award; Megan Klebe, Erik Ramstad Middle School – Cresap Family Brass Soloist Award; Peter Mathistad, Magic City Campus – International Music Camp High School Soloist Award; Jasmine Spitzer, Magic City Campus – Minot Music Boosters High School Soloist Award; Elisha Negron, Jim Hill Middle School – Minot Music Boosters Junior High Soloist Award; Ethan Evanoff, Jim Hill Middle School – Northwest Music Junior High School Soloist; Paul Murray, Magic City Campus – Sammy’s Outstanding Jazz Soloist; Brook Jenks, Central Campus – Jacobsen Music Soloist Awards; Jeremy Dockter, Central Campus – Mark and Dorothy Effertz Memorial Outstanding Soloist; Miles Anderson, Central Campus – Dakota Square and South Broadway Tesoro Outstanding Soloist; Kali Miller, Surrey High School – Dakota Square and South Broadway Tesoro Outstanding Soloist; Shaylee Miller, Surrey Junior High School – Bob and Patti Thomas Outstanding Soloist; Aaron Gochanour, Erik Ramstad Middle School – Outstanding Soloist; Rachel Dockter, Jim Hill Middle School – Ione Metz Outstanding Soloist; and Jordyn Clapper, Surrey Junior High School – Ione Metz Outstanding Soloist.