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Carroll Jazz Wows at All-Region Jazz Auditions

Sep 20, 2017 07:47AM ● By Audrey Sellers

On Saturday, students in the Carroll Jazz program produced exceptional results at All-Region Jazz Auditions for TMEA Region 31, which consists of the Carrollton-Farmers Branch, Coppell, Grapevine-Colleyville, HEB, Birdville and Carroll school districts. Out of 40 available chairs in two jazz ensembles, Carroll Dragons occupy 24.

Twelve Dragons qualified to move on to the Area jazz round. They will record auditions for the TMEA All-State Jazz Ensembles on September 28. Twenty-four All-Region Jazz members will participate in the All-Region clinic and concert on November 16 and 17. Their clinicians include professor Jim Riggs of UNT and Mark DeHertogh of Plano Senior High School.

All-Region Jazz Ensemble 2

9th Grade

Hudson Koonsman

Jack Kester

Riley Silfies

Jake Bonnano

10th Grade

Victor He

Tori Thomas

Michael Magar


12th Grade

Justin Little

Ryan Kelson

Kade Lehman

Ian Votaw

Paul Venesky


All-Region Jazz Ensemble 1 (will audition for All-State)

9th Grade

Chase Adams


10th Grade

Taylor Thomas


11th Grade

Noor Malik

Brendan James

Asher Stevens

Spencer Foster


12th Grade

Samuel Ma

Kyle Cantrell

Walter Gaman

David Coughlin

Liam McCabe

Michael Breuer