From Mr. Buti:
The RMHS Jazz Bands had a great day at SHAZZ FEST that was held at Shawano HS in Shawano, WI. The Jazz Band II received a Division II rating, Jazz Ensemble I received a Division I rating and was named “Most Outstanding Band” of the festival. In addition Wes Carrol (trumpet), Chris Waletnschik (trumpet), Anthony Grande (tenor sax), Joe Tam (trombone), Chris Freeman (drums) were selected to the All-star Jazz Band for the final concert and Neil Kresiki (piano) received the top soloist award for the room/class and got to perform on a piece with the guest artists. More importantly, said director Christopher Buti, “The kids played very well, attended great clinics, and heard an AMAZING concert with current jazz greats Wayne Bergeron and Eric Marienthal!” The next performance for the jazz bands will be at the Spring Jazz Concert in May.