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.