BGHS Again Wins Top Prize at Skyview Jazz Festival

posted Dec 14, 2016, 11:58 AM by Joe Vajgrt

BGHS Again wins top prize at skyview jazz festival

December 14, 2016

Jazz Bands from Battle Ground High and Chief Umtuch Middle schools recently brought home trophies from the Skyview Jazz Festival in Vancouver on Dec. 10. 

In the Advanced Division, BGHS’ band won first place overall for the second year in a row and also won the festival's sight-reading competition. The BGHS Intermediate Jazz Band won third place overall, and Chief Umtuch’s Jazz Band earned second place in the Middle School Division. 

In addition to the bands’ collective accomplishments, several soloists were honored for their individual performances as well. Eighth grader Mallory Meyer from Chief Umtuch won the outstanding trombone soloist award; and from BGHS, senior Cade O'Haver won the outstanding rhythm section soloist award on piano; junior Tyler Barnes won the outstanding trumpet soloist award; and senior Riley Brown won the outstanding trombone soloist award.

Join us in congratulating our many talented musicians!