Our apologies for the delay in the bands updates. We will give all updates up to this week. On 3/14/2014 the band traveled to Lower Merion High School and received a rating of Superior and also won best Trumpets and Trombone section awards. Junior Michael Spearman received one of the nights best soloists awards. Junior Trumpeter Jamal Dickerson II won a honorable mention soloist award.
On Saturday 3/15/2014 Creative Arts Jazz Band traveled to Fairless Hills PA to compete at the Pennsbury High School Jazz Festival where they scored a rating of Superior and the Trumpet and Trombone Section won best sections awards. Senior drummer Charles Davis and Junior Trombonist Michael Spearman each received outstanding soloist awards. The band was also named Best Overall Band for the evening. Awesome job guys!!!!
On 3/21/2014 The Little Jazz Giants traveled with the High School band to Shalick High School Jazz Festival down in Pittsgrove Twp. NJ. The Little Jazz Giants received a rating of OUTSTANDING!!!!!!! Nice Job!!!!!
The Creative Arts Jazz Band received a rating of Superior and won best section awards for both the Saxophone and Rhythm Sections. Dominique Baugh won a outstanding soloist award for her vocal performance the bands arrangement of All of Me.
On Saturday The Little Jazz Giants and Creative Arts Jazz Band were at the Kingsway High School Jazz Festival where in the middle school portion of the competition, The Little Jazz Giants received a rating of Excellent and 4th grader Hakiee Pratt II won a outstanding solo award on his Trumpet. NICE JOB!!!!!!!!
The Creative Arts Jazz Band in the High School Division received a rating of Superior and the Trumpet and Trombone Sections won best section awards. Senior Dominique Baugh won a Outstanding soloist award for Vocals/Bari Saxophone. Juniors Michael Spearman and Jamal Dickerson II also won outstanding solo awards on Trombone and Trumpet respectively.
This week the Band will be at the Cavalcade of Bands New Jersey Regional Championships at the Lakeside Performing Arts Center in Millville NJ located at
2 North Sharpe Street Millville NJ 08332. The band is schedule to perform at about 9:45pm. Come out and support the bands efforts at the Championships.
On Wednesday March 12th the Creative Arts Jazz Band traveled to Marlton NJ to compete with 8 other schools for a spot in Divisions 1 for the NJAJE State Championships. the Creative Arts Jazz Band received a GOLD rating for their performance and won best section awards for the trumpet and trombone sections. Junior Trumpet player Jamal Dickerson II and junior Trombonist Michael Spearman won Outstanding soloist awards. Awesome Job!!!!!
The 9 bands to make the NJAJE Division 1 Finals are:
Camden Creative Arts
Bridgewater High School Tuesday
Cherokee High School
Edison High School
Elizabeth High School 1
JP Stevens High School
JP Stevens High School Lab
Randolph High School 1
West Orange High School 1
NJAJE Division 1 State Championship will be held Saturday April 26, 2014.
at JP Stevens High School starting at 5pm.
It was a very busy weekend for the Camden Creative Arts Jazz band starting on Friday night with a last minute addition to their competition schedule. They were in “Jazz @ The Brook” at Overbrook High School in Pine Hill N.J. The band received a rating of Superior for their performance with the Trombones and Trumpets winning Best Section Awards. Junior Trombonist Michael Spearman received a outstanding soloist award along with being named the Tracey Scardia Honor for being best Musician of the night. $150 Rutgers Scholarship Awards were given to Junior Trumpet player Jamal Dickerson II, Junior Saxophonist Richard Williams, Senior Trombonist Ronald Torres, senior Bass player Dan Andrews and senior on the Drum set, Charles Davis. The band was named Best Overall Band for the Festival.
On Saturday night the band traveled over to the Cheltenham Jazz festival with The Little Jazz Giants. It was the first festival outing for The Little Jazz Giants and they received a rating of Excellent for their performance. GREAT JOB!!!
The CAMVA Jazz band received a Superior rating while winning the nights Best Section Awards for the Trombone and Rhythm sections and Junior Trombonist Michael Spearman received a Honorable Mention Soloist Award.
Sunday morning we held our Annual Fundraiser Jazz Brunch at Adelphia’s in Deptford NJ. It was a great affair. From the parents of the Jazz Band students, we would like to
say Thank You to all those who came out and supported our children. We hope you had a great time listening to our students as well as our featured guest Mr. Bootsie Barnes and his quartet. They were great.
This week will be just as busy as the band prepares for the NJAJE preliminaries at Cherokee High School located at 130 Tomlinson Mill Road Marlton NJ 08053. The band is scheduled to go on stage at around 7:00pm. This event is to qualify for the NJAJE State
On Friday will be at the Lower Merion High School Jazz Festival at 315 East Montgomery Avenue Ardmore PA 19003. Show starts at 6pm with Creative Arts Jazz Band scheduled to be on stage at 8:05pm. On Saturday the CAMVA Jazz Band will be at Pennsbury Jazz Festival at Pennsbury High School located at located at 705 Hood Blvd Fairless Hills PA 19030. Festival starts at 6:00pm with the band on stage at around 8:00pm. Good luck.
UPPER MORELAND JAZZ FESTIVAL
Last night the Creative Arts Jazz Band made their first appearance at the Upper Moreland High School Jazz Festival and were in competition with 12 other schools from around the region. The band received a rating of Superior for their performance and a best section award for the Trombone section. Senior drummer Charles Davis received a Honorable Mention soloist award while Junior trombonist Michael Spearman received a outstanding soloist award. Great job guys.
Next week the band will be traveling along with The Little Jazz Giants to the Cheltenham High School Jazz Festival at 500 Rices Mill Road in Wyncote PA 19095. The festival starts at 5pm with The Little Jazz Giants performing at 8:20pm and the CAMVA Creative Arts Jazz Band performing at 9:35pm. Please come out and support the bands.