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The 2019 show dates are Friday 3/8, Saturday 3/9, Thursday 3/14, Friday 3/15, Saturday 3/16.


For the first time in 8 years, the Hall High School Concert Jazz Band was selected as an Essentially Ellington Finalist for 2018. For one weekend in May, CJB put up its Dukes and celebrated the seminal compositions of Duke Ellington with the 14 other finalist bands from across the nation. From hundreds of recording submissions from the US and Canada, Hall's CJB was one of the top three bands from the region stretching from Canada to Washington D.C. Hall was honored with the following group and individual awards:
Outstanding Trombone Section
Outstanding Saxophone Section
Outstanding drummer, Tobias Siegel
Outstanding Trombone Soloist, Eli Heinen
Outstanding Bass Soloist, Gavin Gray
Outstanding Baritone Saxophonist, Mike Baril
Winners of the competition in '98 and '00, this was Hall's 9th time participating in the festival.

Congratulations to the Hall High Concert Jazz Band who won first place at the 51st Annual Berklee High School Jazz Festival! This marks the second year in a row and third in the last four years they have won.
Great job to Jason Hoopes (piano) who received the Berklee Outstanding Musicianship Award.

For the second year in a row, the Concert Jazz Band has been accepted to the 2019 Essential Ellington High School Jazz Program & Festival!
Click here to read the announcement from Lincoln Center: Essential Ellington Announcement.