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Musicians perform at jazz festival

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The CCJH Jazz Band celebrates at Amazing Jake's after performing at the ADOBA Area Jazz Festival on March 10.

The CCJH Jazz Band celebrates at Amazing Jake's after performing at the ADOBA Area Jazz Festival on March 10.

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The CCJH Jazz Band celebrates at Amazing Jake's after performing at the ADOBA Area Jazz Festival on March 10.

Savannah Barr, Canyon Chronicle

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     Some of the school’s most talented musicians had the nerve-wracking opportunity to attend the ADOBA Area Jazz Festival in Chandler on March 10.
     During the festival, musicians go onstage to perform in front of judges, who closely spectate and then give a rating along with constructive criticism. Musicians are evaluated by their ability to play together, stay in tune, keep a steady tempo, and maintain the mood or genre of the music.
     Students in Jazz Band understand all these qualities very well, for they are the musicians that have proven themselves to be the best, and have been hand-picked by director Aimee Vining to be a part of the advanced band.
     “I learned in this experience that it is important to know where we started, but more importantly where we ended,” drummer Mckayla Adams said. “I also learned that working together to make music takes dedication and hard work, which lead us to success.”
     Students practice long and hard to prepare themselves for the scrutiny of judges who can listen and pick out any mistakes in the music being played, but band members felt they was up to the challenge.
     “I feel accomplished and relieved that all of our hard work paid off in the end,” Adams said. “Working together to create music is such an amazing experience.”
     Ms. Vining expects her students to always work hard and perform to their fullest capacity, and to give it all they’ve got when they’re on the stage.
     “I expect my students to achieve the highest level of accuracy that they can,” Vining said. “It takes a lot of work, but we always put our best effort on the stage. This teaches discipline and the drive to succeed.”

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