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The Knights Jazz Band performed at the Northern Regional West Virginia Jazz Band Festival on February 26 at University High School in Morgantown. It was the first time in many years that the jazz group participated in this event. Their outstanding musical sense was recognized by the judges, earning them a top score for their performance. Selections performed by the jazz band included: One Note Samba (Antonio Carlos Jobim, arr. Jerry Nowak); A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square (Manning Sherwin, arr. Roger Holmes) and Jumpin’ Jack Jive (Carl Strommen). Jazz Band members are: Gwen Jacenkiw, Ava Gorrell, Sydney Deaton (alto saxophone); Carlee Dye, Autumn Shepherd, Katie Ash (tenor saxophone); Kellen Franks (baritone saxophone); Shauna Riggs, Makenzie Hakes, Kaci Shanabarger, Aiden Swan, Luke Deaton, Selene Holcomb, Ayden Hoover, Jesse Griffith, Peyton Hayes, Abbi Kimble, Caramia McCoy (trombone); Harley Yeater (bass); Kaylee Haught (piano); Garrett Freeland (drums) Madeline Cecil and Zayd Al-Janaby (rhythms)

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