The Camden Creative Arts Jazz Band on Saturday 2/8/2014 competed in The Annual High School Jazz Festival at the Berklee College of Music in Boston MA. The band under the direction of Jamal P Dickerson finished in first place in Large Ensemble Class 6. Outstanding musicianship awards were given to Senior Trombonist Ronald Torres and Senior drummer Charles Davis. The Superior Musicianship for Class 6 was awarded to Junior Trombonist Michael Spearman. Michael was also the Judges Choice award winner .
The band also finished in first place in the Small Ensemble Class 4 with the Judges Choice Award going to Senior Charles Davis. Outstanding Musicianship were awarded to Juniors Michael Spearman on Trombone and Jamal P Dickerson II on Trumpet. Accepting the first place trophy was Camden Creative Arts Jazz Band Alumnus and Berklee College of Music Graduate Joseph Streater Who's work with the Small group must be acknowledged. GREAT JOB!!!
The band will next be traveling to the Mid Atlantic Jazz Festival in Rockville MD to compete in the Small Ensemble and Big Band events on Friday 2/14 and Saturday 2/15.