MHS jazz soloists, Brown recognized

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Four MHS students and director Doug Brown were recently recognized by Essentially Ellington.

Soloists Jonathan Downs (saxophone), Jack Ohly (trombone), Andrew Stine (saxophone), and Althea Wincek (piano) were recognized for their dedication and musical achievement as outstanding soloists in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band program for distinguished performances on their recording for the 24th Annual Competition and Festival. Brown received a merit award for his outstanding directing.  

The 7 O’Clock Jazz Band is a finalist in this year’s Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Competition, which will be held in New York on May 9-11, along with 14 other finalists. To learn more, please visit the Essentially Ellington or MHS BOPA websites.

You can also read more about the jazz band being selected on the District website.