M-A Advanced Jazz Band honored at festival

by Linda Hubbard on June 1, 2011

The Menlo-Atherton High School Advanced Jazz Band, under the direction of Kent Kurrus, took home a Gold Medal with soloist awards given to Melissa Lees and Jenna Scandalios (pictured) on vocals and Brendy Hale on percussion at the Heritage Music Festival. The M-A Concert Band received a Bronze medal.

Kent Kurrus is finishing his first year as band director, following in the footsteps of legendary director Frank Moura, who retired at the end of last year.

The Advanced Jazz Band will have its final performance of the year at the Nativity Carnival on Saturday, Jun 11 at 1:30 pm.

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