The following JDHS students qualified into the All Alaska Jazz Band: Riley Cummins (first alto saxophone), Seth Bodine (first trombone), Derek Dzinich (piano) and Willie Benning (bass).

The All Alaska Jazz Band is an audition only state honor jazz band that participates in the Sitka Jazz Festival. Auditions are open statewide. To be considered for the band, students submit recordings of themselves playing scales, jazz improvisation, and a jazz etude. Students who qualify meet in Sitka and rehearse professional jazz literature with a guest clinician and perform the music at the evening concert.


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