Students go to band to be themselves and work hard at being the best they can be. They create wonderful music and perform to the best of their abilities. Mr. Hurst, the band director, makes the learning environment welcoming and fun. He pushes them to be the best they can be and all the students have been improving and growing. The program is a team effort. It doesn’t work well if they aren’t working together. Everyone puts in their time and practices, and the effort really shows when they perform.
Our jazz band participated at the State Jazz Festival on Friday, March 25th, receiving very high ratings from all 4 judges, including 3 superior ratings ("I," "I-,""II," and also a "I" from the sightreading judge). We also had two students receive "Outstanding Soloist" citations: Anton Kadomtsev & Chris Wyllie. Congrats to our jazz band students, as these are the highest ratings that MMHS has ever received at the state level.