Friday, March 1, 2013

Northbrook High Jazz Band

 The 17-member Northbrook High School Jazz Band won applause after performing Tuesday at the annual Founder’s Day Dinner and Celebration. The dinner program is hosted by the district PTA Council. It was held at Shadow Oaks Elementary School, 1335 Shadowdale Drive.

Northbrook High Jazz Band student performers include:
  • Alto Saxophone: Jocelyn Ascencio and Yesenia Macias, both 12th grade Tenor
  • Saxophone: Alan Martinez, 11th grade; Michael Barrios, 10th grade
  • Baritone Saxophone: Jorge Gomez, 11th grade
  • Trumpets: Poli Hernandez, 12th grade; Juan Blanco, 10th grade; Oscar Herrera and Carlos Puerto, both 9th grade
  • Trombone: Jose Apolinar, 12th grade; Joshua Castro, 10th grade; Devaughn Watson and Esperanza Vazquez, both 9th grade
  • Drums: Patrick Vu, 12th grade; Alejandro Chavez, 11th grade
  • Guitar: Pablo Rivera, 12th grade Bass Guitar: Roberto Cruz, 12th grade

The jazz band played the following selections before and during the PTA-organized dinner:
  • Scrapple from the Apple by Charlie Parker; arranged by David Bandman
  • Time for a Change, by Hank Levy
  • Whiplash, by Hank Levy; arranged by Erik Morales
  • How High the Moon, by Morgan Lewis and Nancy Hamilton; arranged by Michael Sweeney

Northbrook High Jazz Band Director is Robert Gonzalez. Assistant Band Director is Gus Ortega
All photos taken by Gus Ortega


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