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Melican bands win gold at Jazz Festival

By Jeff Slovin, Contributing Writer

Kelly Slovin, who received an individual award for Outstanding Musicianship, plays the alto sax during the Central District Junior Jazz Festival.

Kelly Slovin, who received an individual award for Outstanding Musicianship, plays the alto sax during the Central District Junior Jazz Festival.

Northborough – Two bands from the Melican Middle School performed  May 16 at the Central District Junior Jazz Festival held at the Trottier Middle School in Southborough. The festival was  sponsored by the Massachusetts Association for Jazz Education.

The Jazz Ensemble I, directed by Brent Ferguson, earned a gold medal, the highest level award, for their performance.  The judges awarded special recognition for outstanding musicianship to Eli Becker (trumpet), Kelly Slovin (alto sax) and Bella Montouri (bass).

The Stage Band, directed by David Daquil, also earned a gold medal.   The judges awarded special recognition for outstanding musicianship to Zoe Foster (alto sax), Sam Forbush (trumpet) and Jason Goguen (drum set).   The judges also recognized Steven Moffa for the Most Valuable Player in Division E.

Photos/Jeff Slovin

Director Brent Ferguson leads the Melican Jazz Ensemble I during the Central District Junior Jazz Festival.

Director Brent Ferguson leads the Melican Jazz Ensemble I during the Central District Junior Jazz Festival.Photo

 

Michael McGlynn solos on the trumpet during the Central District Junior Jazz Festival.

Michael McGlynn solos on the trumpet during the Central District Junior Jazz Festival.

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