Senior Pentucket selected for All-State Jazz Band | News

WEST NEWBURY — A senior from Pentucket Regional High School is one of five trumpeters chosen for the All-State Jazz Band.

Spencer Magan from Groveland was also among the 25 students who were even selected to audition.

Along with the All-State Jazz Band, Magan will perform at the Massachusetts Music Educators’ Association All-State Concert at Symphony Hall in Boston on March 5. The concert will also feature performances by the All-State Choir, Orchestra and Concert Band.

“We couldn’t be more proud of Spencer,” David Schumacher, director of jazz at Pentucket, said in a statement. “It was a joy to watch him grow as a musician and to see him succeed in such a competitive selection process this year.”

Magan played in the school’s Big Band and Concert Band for four years and also performed with the Jazz Combo this year. He is heavily involved in the theater arts program. He also writes his own music and plans to major in music composition in college next year.

“Spencer is incredibly dedicated to his music and the performing arts,” Principal Jonathan Seymour said. “The All-State concert is representative of Massachusetts’ top high school musicians, and the event pushes them to new heights. It’s great to see Spencer’s many hours of hard work being recognized.

The Massachusetts Music Educators’ Association, a member of the National Association for Music Education, is one of the largest arts education organizations in the world and is the voice of music education in the United States.

Tickets for the concert went on sale Monday at the Symphony Hall box office. They are also available online at or by phone at 1-888-266-1200.

Information about Pentucket Regional School District music programs and Pentucket Music Boosters is available at

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Henry R. Wright