Festival Performances and Adjudicator Comments

2019 Clark Terry UNH Jazz Festival (3/9/19)

Judge 1

Judge 2

Stereo Recording

2019 Regional Jazz Festival (Westbrook- 2/14/19)

“A bell I can see is a sound I can hear.”

Mr. Skeffington  

Mr. Smith

Mr. Skeffington suggested we listen to Mr. White’s ORIGINAL version of Paquito’s Revenge:

This is what Mr. White based Paquito’s Revenge on!

 

2018 Clark Terry Jazz Festival (3/10/18)

Stereo Mix

Judge 1

Judge 2

MMEA District II Judges’ Comments (3/1/18)

Dr. Oberholtzer

Mr. White

 

2017 UNH Jazz Festival Comments and “Clean” Recording:

NICE JOB everyone! We have some work to do, especially on the ballad, before our concert next week. Please take the time to listen carefully to the judges’ comments.

Mr. White

Mr. O’Dell (from Boston Conservatory)

Stereo Recording (no comments)

 

2017 D3 Jazz Comments:

Here are the comments from our D3 Judges! I’m really proud of your performance and your hard work to get to where we are! Go you!!! There are things for us to work on as we prep for UNH! PLEASE listen to both judges with your music in front of you so you can mark things! There are some pretty specific things for various sections: balance, some ideas for drummers to change things up a bit, a few articulation things…
Brass players: BOTH judges commented about bells in stands. We need to fix that!!! 🙂

Mr. Skeffington

Mr. Smith

 

2016 State Jazz Comments:

Mr. Skeffington

Mr. Kennedy

Here you go! UNH comments and a “clean” stereo recording of our performance. Listen to the “clean” recording with your music and mark places where you hear intonation issues/wrong notes/ensemble issues (entrances not together, note endings not together, etc…) If it’s something in YOUR section…or YOU, mark it boldly! If it’s in another section, mark it lightly. We’ll talk about some spots in rehearsal.

Stereo Recording

Judge 1

Judge 2

2016 District 3 Jazz Festival
Here are the comments from our D3 Judges! I’m really proud of your performance and your hard work to get to where we are! Go you!!! There are things for us to work on as we prep for UNH! PLEASE listen to all 3 judges with your music in front of you so you can mark things! You’ll hear some very specific things for sections (wrong notes, balance things, etc…) and some general ensemble things.

Mr. White’s comments

Mr. Skeffington’s comments

Mr. Smith’s comments

(Note: Be patient with Mr. Smith’s comments. It’s harder to hear the band and it almost sounds like there is nothing on the beginning of the recording BUT there are some really helpful comments. Listen to the whole thing!!)

2015 UNH Videos (thanks Mrs. Duffy!)

BJH
UNH Jazz Ensemble with Bobby Watson and Terell Stafford
Lexington HS Jazz EnsembleBoston Latin HS Jazz Ensemble

UNH Jazz Festival (3/14/15)

Judge 1

Judge 2

Judge 3

MMEA D3 Jazz Festival (2/25/15)

Mr. Priest’s Comments

Mr. Humphrey’s Comments