Taft Today

Jazz Band Brings Holiday Cheer With Winter Concert

Ted Adrian, Reporter

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






     Taft’s winter jazz concert started at 7:00 o’clock in the auditorium. Teachers, students, and family members attended the jazz concert to watch students perform various holiday related songs.

     “I tend to practice when I’m at home by just learning each fingers and finding new ways to improve my technique. Also I practice in school so that I will be better on playing different kinds of songs,” said Jorge Villanueva.  

     For the concert the jazz band used the holidays as their main theme. Some of the Christmas inspired songs the jazz band performed were Sleigh Ride by Leroy Anderson, Nutcracker Swing originally composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and adapted by Michael Story, and Splanky by Neal Hefti.

     “The jazz ensemble did an amazing performance and I really enjoyed sections such as the various solos and accompaniments, their one song from Stevie Wonder was what really stood out to me though,” said Sean Subijano.

For now the Taft Jazz band plans to prepare their next show after winter break, the next performance.

 

Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • Jazz Band Brings Holiday Cheer With Winter Concert

    Columns

    Campus Safety Concerns Cloud College Decision-Making Process

  • Jazz Band Brings Holiday Cheer With Winter Concert

    Columns

    Taft Needs A New Pool

  • Jazz Band Brings Holiday Cheer With Winter Concert

    Video

    News Update: 2/20/18

  • Jazz Band Brings Holiday Cheer With Winter Concert

    News

    The African American Club Hosts Another Crowd Pleasing Performance

  • Jazz Band Brings Holiday Cheer With Winter Concert

    News

    Hear The Results of Taft’s Annual Poetry Out Loud Competition

  • Jazz Band Brings Holiday Cheer With Winter Concert

    Features

    Former CPS Student Returns As Student Teacher

  • Jazz Band Brings Holiday Cheer With Winter Concert

    Features

    Sixteen Year Old International Taft Student Interviews With Harvard University Admissions

  • Jazz Band Brings Holiday Cheer With Winter Concert

    News

    Beloved Music Teacher Receives New Liver

  • Jazz Band Brings Holiday Cheer With Winter Concert

    News

    African American Club Hosts Motivational Speaker

  • Jazz Band Brings Holiday Cheer With Winter Concert

    Sports

    No Mercy!

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






The Student News Site of William Howard Taft
Jazz Band Brings Holiday Cheer With Winter Concert