The Hopkinton High School Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Jeremy Dodge, performed at the Massachusetts Association of Jazz Educators (MAJE) Festival on March 25 at Norwood High School.
The Jazz Ensemble was awarded a Gold Award at the 2023 MAJE Central District Festival on March 1, earning the opportunity to perform at the State Festival. The group earned a Gold Award at the State Festival as well. Individual awards for Outstanding Musicians went to Ryan Hwang (drums), Abigail Baskin (piano) and JJ Bahri (trombone).
Members of the HHS Jazz Ensemble include Natalie Bouffard, Erik Berlin and Prithvi Venkatesh on alto saxophone, Tarun Prasanna and Alper Rozy on tenor saxophone, Camryn August on bari saxophone, Brian Gu, Alex Stephan, Jayson DeLong, Ariana Scheidel and Sadie Wein on trumpet, JJ Bahri, Evan Yurewicz, Adi Machiraju on bass bone, Abhinav Vaddadi and Aman Kumar on trombone, Ryan Hwang and Lucas Pereira on drums, Lily Brown on bass, Sidhi Dhanda and Rathish Senthikumar on guitar, Alice Potapov and Abigail Baskin (bass, too) on piano, and Jordyn Ahlstrom-Hall as vocalist.