Coginchaug Jazz Band Ranks 4th at Berklee College Jazz Festival

Posted by Dean Coutsouridis
Posted by Dean Coutsouridis
Coginchaug High School Jazz Band earned a 4th place ranking and "Honorable Mention" trophy - L5 division -  at the Berklee College High School Jazz Festival last night in Boston, Mass.

There were 15 bands in the L5 division. Bands travel from all over the United States to participate in this well attended music festival.

Jack Riotte received an "Outstanding Soloist" award for the L5 Division.
Scott Wheeler February 09, 2014 at 09:56 PM
Outstanding job! Coginchaug has a steep history of fine performances in competition that you can ring the new field with the trophies. Perhaps the new super and BOE chair can once again see the real value in the music department and stop taking funds from them. Again congratulations to the kids that have done so well under intense pressure!!!
Jaimie Cura (Editor) February 09, 2014 at 11:43 PM
DG February 10, 2014 at 07:29 AM
Congratulations to the musicians. Nice to see that they FINALLY participated in a competition that is reasonable close to home instead of the ridiculously expensive locations parents have had to shell out big bucks to send their child(ren) to in the past. Let's hope this trend continues.
Holly Augeri February 10, 2014 at 07:56 AM
Congratulations! Great reward for hard work!
Eva Brunelle February 10, 2014 at 08:23 AM
So proud of this very talented and dedicated group of kids..so much time and practice goes into these performances. They truly earned this... Thanks Dean for all you do!
nana of 5 February 10, 2014 at 10:58 AM
congrats to the Jazz Band. I love the music program at RSD 13. These teachers work so hard and the children really show the hard work. Congrats to all the music teachers in the district
Karen Kean February 10, 2014 at 11:24 AM
Congratulations to Dean and the music students who performed, so proud of all of you. Congratulations to Jack Riotte who plays a mean sax.


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