Rhinelander High School’s Green Shades Jazz Ensemble participated in the Shawano High School Jazz Festival (SHAZZ) last weekend. Green Shades received one of the four Outstanding Band awards given out that day.
There were 20 bands that participated from around the state. Also acknowledged was Faith Bartelt for outstanding soloist. She joined guest clinicians (Eric Marienthal and Andy Martin) on stage at the finale concert. Ben Sawyer and Duncan Seidel also received certificates for solos.
Pictured in the front row are Eileen Emond, Carmen Incha, Bailey Nebgen, Andrea Sawyer, Faith Bartelt, Olivia Bowman, Zach Breneman. Second row, Clint McCue, Duncan Seidel, Katie Harder, Robert Ritchie, Morgan Elko, Tessa Bloc. In Back, Riley Aschenbrenner, Valarie Puza, Annika Benoy, Ben Sawyer, Andy Padgett, Marshall Dana, Alex Wagler and Alec Modrow. Connie Piasecki is the band’s director.