Camden Creative Arts Jazz Band finished off a fantastic week by winning the Cavalcade of Bands New Jersey Regional Yankee Championship Saturday night at the Lakeside Middle School Performing Arts Center in Millville N.J.. They received a rating of superior with honors and won best trumpet and rhythm section awards. Arnetta Johnson and Daniel Spearman won outstanding soloist awards.On Wednesday the band traveled up to the Sawmill Cafe in Seaside Park N.J. to compete in The Music Spectacular where they won best trombone and rhythm section awards and Arnetta Johnson won a outstanding solo award. The band was named best overall band for the festival.The best part of the week was our first annual jazz festival featuring Eastern High School, Lower Merion High School and Pennsbury High school Jazz Bands in competition. We also had a exhibition from Dr. Brimm Medical Arts High School's jazz band. Our very special guest from Ohio was the Oberlin Jazz Ensemble who also provided a small clinic for all the instrumental students as well as a great performance on the stage. What am I talking about, All the bands were great!!!!
Band Boosters for Creative Arts and the Camden Creative Arts Jazz Band would like to thank all the bands that attended our first jazz festival and for making it a great success. The Boosters thanks all of you for your patience and we promise to smooth out all the rough edges in the future. If any visitors have any comments that would help us in the future, they are greatly appreciated. We hope you had a great experience. Hope to see you all next year.