Groups of Shippensburg students showed the community their immense talent during the 19th annual Evening of Jazz in the high school auditorium March 28.

“Thank you for attending our 19th annual Evening of Jazz and thank you for your contribution to the efforts of The Greyhound Foundation. The Foundation was established in 2001 to provide a financial base to expand and develop educational opportunities for all students within the district. Jazz is one of the few styles of music that originated in this country, and we in the Shippensburg Area School District have the privilege of teaching and encouraging our students in this unique style that is such an important part of who we are as Americans,” the program reads. “Tonight’s concert is one of the highlights of our students’ year and we are excited to share it you! The students, directors and several volunteers have worked hard to prepare a concert that we hope will inspire and excite you. So sit back, relax and enjoy the phenomenal talent of the students from the Shippensburg Area School District!”

The program

The program began with a number of selections performed by the Shippensburg Swing Band, including:

Strike Up the Band……Gershwin/arr. Nestico

Blue Skies……Berlin/arr. Holmes

Sway……Ruiz/Gimbel/arr. Berry

Red Top……Hampton/Kynard/arr. Taylor

All Of Me……Simons/Marks/arr. Niehaus

Jump Jive n’ Wail……Louis Prima/arr. Holmes

Next, the Grace B. Luhrs Elementary School Chorus, directed by Emilie Stuart, performed “Feelin’ Jazzy,” by Teresa Jennings, complete with jazz hands, and “What a Wonderful World,” George Weiss & Bob Thiele, arr. Robinson.

The GBLUES Chorus includes: Rowan Burns, Lily Weilacher, Grace Morton, Kieran Dunkel, Taylor Wilburne, Everet Rahman, Landon Eichelberger, Orlando Wilkinson, Aiden Reed

Reuben Goates, April Burgos, Daniel Rhinehart, Andrew Kirkpatrick, River Burrows, Elizabeth Robinson, Sarah Muhs, Adrianna Byers, Scarlet Seiders, Carter Ragno, Collin Dupy, Kaylie Shope, Emma Schale, Achillies Hockenberry, Ava Smith

Seth Taylor, Eunice Hwang, Jacob Wiest, Kaitlyn O. Thompson, Maddy Luhrs, Emma Wildermuth and Orlando Wilkinson.

6th Grade Jazz Hounds

The 6th Grade Jazz Hounds, directed by Mark Wilson, next performed Hawaii Five-O….Morton Stevens, arr. John Berry; The Swingin’ Shepherd Blues….Moe Koffman, arr. Rick Stitzel; and Go Daddy-O….Scotty Morris, arr. Michael Sweeney.

The 6th Grade Jazz Hounds include: Flutes: Emily Bullock, Veronica Henley, Jaidyn Kennedy and Lily Tatz. Clarinet: Ella Jones and Hailee Swartz; Alto Saxophone: Cole Goodhart; Tenor Saxophone: La’niyah Coleman; Baritone Saxophone: Zach Barber; Trumpet: Katelyn Beidel and Shelby Heberlig; Baritone: Faith Henley; Trombone: Luke Barber, Andreas Dunkel and Isaac Wolfinger; Tuba: Katie Montoro; Piano, keyboard: Lillian Pinckney and Krista Cohick; and Drums: Lydia Britcher, Danielle Lee and Levi Pelow.

SAIS Chorus

The Shippensburg Area Intermediate School Chorus, directed by Beth Dickinson, performed: The Girl from Ipanema….arr. P. Rutherford and One Note Samba….arr. R. Emerson

The chorus includes:

Arianna Malone, Hadlee Holloway, Amya Gaines, May Vu, Shelby Deuter, Jessalynn Teegarden, Alexis Wileman, Granville Murrell, Emily Diehl, Garrett Gilbert, Isabella Monzon, Melody Sandoval, Megan Briggs, Thalia Tovar, Isabella Shaw, Lauren Westover, Audrey Nicholson, Olivia Booz, Raziella Holesa, Edgar Chevere, Natalie Seeders, Annsley Strite, Casey Bryant Hailee Rankin, Landon Fogelsanger, Zachary Seymer, Lyla Stiemke, Aubrey Kirby, Bayleigh-Jo Harbaugh. Ariana Torres, Calura Krall, Landon Negley, Allera Mellott, Sierra Turner, Emma Rosenberry, Ashlyn Sill, Trinity Lupo, Rowen Herb, Bradyn Stouffer, Grace Durst, Emma Wagner, Michaela Royal, Olivia Shindledecker, Leayra Farner, Shannon Moyer, Audrey Brown, Addison Carbaugh, Kylie Connelly, Lilliana Pimentel, Nathyrra Lee, Keira George, Cora Chamberlin, Kole Yeagy, Justine Hockenberry, Simmons Shumway, Isabella Johnson, Dana Taylor, Dreyson Cupp, Shiloh Hardler, Lexy Coldsmith, Brayden Ochs, Nicholas Fundanish and Serinity Penwell.

7th & 8th Grade Jazz Hounds

The 7th & 8th Grade Jazz Hounds, directed by Jennifer Enders, performed the following selections: La Noche Del Burrito Picante….Mike Dana; Act Your Age…..Goodwin, arr. Peter Blair; and Havana…..arr. Terry White.

Jazz Hounds include:

Alto Saxophone: Josh Stake, Corbin Kelly and Christian Pimentel; Tenor Saxophone: Zach Barber and La’niyah Coleman; Baritone Saxophone: Cayden Weist; Flutes: Madison Davis, Lili Wenger, Becky Shubert and Leann Lamonica; Clarinet: Ella Jones; Trumpets: Gracie Jones, Lyric Williams, Ava Weaver and Bryce Pattillo; Trombones: Liz Markel, Micah Jones, Alexander Smeltz and Aaron Culbertson; Bass Clarinet: Andrew Pica; Piano: Madison Goodhart; Guitar: Cody Cella; Bass: Wyatt Knepper; Keyboard Bass: Nathaniel Goodhart; and Drums: Aaron Gesell, Rylan Morris and Xavier Rodriguez.  

The Accidentals

The Accidentals, directed by John Piper, performed the following selections: Cloudburst….Hendricks, Kirkland, Harris, arr. Shaw; Blue Skies….Berlin, arr. Zegree; and Choo Choo Ch’ Boogie….Horton, Darling, Gabler, arr. Shaw.

The Accidentals include: Zachary Barber, Noah Eveland, Lan Knight, Haven Ulmer, Britton Boardman, Sterling Feeney, Leann Lamonica, Hayleigh Wall, Lex Butler, Noah Henry, Kira Shirk, Zoe Wewer, Angela Cai, Erick Herman, Treslyn Staggs Shaylan Camut, Grace Hipple and Kailah Stutzman. Michaela Cameron was the accompanist.

High School Jazz Band

The High School Jazz Band, directed by Robert Maag, performed the following selections: Feeling Good….Bricusse, Newley, arr. Holmes and Fire and Ice….R. Woolworth.

The High School Jazz Band includes: Saxophones: Alena Casella, Hannah Cornell, Jacob Estes, Logan Eckert and Bri Lantz; Vocals: Leah Staver; Trumpets: Travis Bighan, Anthony Casella; Jonah Langella and Donovan Yaukey; Trombones: Jimmy Logan, Calvin Prowant, Ethan Watts and Kyle Buchheister; Rhythm Section: Michaela Cameron, Gabe Brandt, John Stewart, Connor Hammond and Danny Kennedy.

The Sharps

The Sharps, directed by Jennifer Deibler, performed the following selections: Singin’ In The Rain….Freed, Brown, arr. Hayes and Birdland….Hendricks, Zawinul, arr. Emmerson.

The Sharps include: Sopranos: Tiarra Husband, Mady Rosenberry, Leah Staver and Lanie Vevasis; Altos: Caitlyn Caffee, Natalie Crawford, Maddie Madamba and Margaret Spicka; Tenors: Ben Byers, Zach Levy, Ashton Ulmer and Donovan Yaukey; Bass: Jimmy Logan, Calvin Prowant, John Stewart and Jeremy Telesky. Accompanists: Zoe Burkholder and Michaela Cameron.

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