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Night of Jazz

Young Musicians and Dancers Shine, Solo, and Swing in


LaSalle High School junior Rob Matelski performs a solo on his trumpet with the use of a mute during Jazz Night at LaSalle High School Saturday, March 11. The evening featured many solo performances by the musicians of the St. Ignace and Cedarville jazz bands, dance troupe routines, a chorale performance, bucket band percussion numbers, and swing dancing couples. LaSalle High School junior Rob Matelski performs a solo on his trumpet with the use of a mute during Jazz Night at LaSalle High School Saturday, March 11. The evening featured many solo performances by the musicians of the St. Ignace and Cedarville jazz bands, dance troupe routines, a chorale performance, bucket band percussion numbers, and swing dancing couples.

LaSalle sophomore Jacob Fenlon performs a solo on his tenor saxophone during Jazz Night in the LaSalle High School gymnasium. LaSalle sophomore Jacob Fenlon performs a solo on his tenor saxophone during Jazz Night in the LaSalle High School gymnasium.

Students who participated in the swing dance routine at Jazz Night included (front row, from left) Micah Davis, Trevor Soblaskey, Zach Meyers, Greg Paquin, Trevor LaJoice; (back) Taylor St. Onge, Jenny Campbell, Alysse Bentley, Mackenzie Farr, and Callie Kammers. The dancers wowed the audience with their smooth routines of flips and twirls. (Photograph by Stephanie Davis) Students who participated in the swing dance routine at Jazz Night included (front row, from left) Micah Davis, Trevor Soblaskey, Zach Meyers, Greg Paquin, Trevor LaJoice; (back) Taylor St. Onge, Jenny Campbell, Alysse Bentley, Mackenzie Farr, and Callie Kammers. The dancers wowed the audience with their smooth routines of flips and twirls. (Photograph by Stephanie Davis)

Drummer Hannah Sposito (left) and percussionist Kayla Keuten during Jazz Night at LaSalle High School Saturday, March 11. Drummer Hannah Sposito (left) and percussionist Kayla Keuten during Jazz Night at LaSalle High School Saturday, March 11.

At right: The Cedarville High School Jazz Ensemble performing at Jazz Night at LaSalle High School Saturday, March 11. The Cedarville jazz band includes (not in order) Mikcail Bickham, Emilie Bigelow, Isabella Cason, Alyssa Cloud, Silas Dunn, Bill Furest, Emma Harman, John Harman, Alicia Kasper, Ashley Kasper, Keegan Kassa, Caleb Kohlmann, Brandon Lawson, Joshua Oblander, Eden Preston, Selah Preston, Sienna Reichlin, Leila Schlosser, Julia Smith, and Jillian Socia. At right: The Cedarville High School Jazz Ensemble performing at Jazz Night at LaSalle High School Saturday, March 11. The Cedarville jazz band includes (not in order) Mikcail Bickham, Emilie Bigelow, Isabella Cason, Alyssa Cloud, Silas Dunn, Bill Furest, Emma Harman, John Harman, Alicia Kasper, Ashley Kasper, Keegan Kassa, Caleb Kohlmann, Brandon Lawson, Joshua Oblander, Eden Preston, Selah Preston, Sienna Reichlin, Leila Schlosser, Julia Smith, and Jillian Socia.

At right: The St. Ignace Jazz Ensemble (in front) band director Craig Hierholzer; (front row, from left) Lauren Yoder, Trenton Bassett, Jacob Fenlon, Rosy Shimkovitz, Ty Paquin, Anna Hart, Eileen Law, Lily Hart, Emmalee Hart, Alicia Garen; (middle) Abby Beatty, Marlee Huskey, Mellissa Wyers, Ellie Tielbar; (back) Kayla Keuten (partially hidden), Taylor Blair, and Rob Matelski. At right: The St. Ignace Jazz Ensemble (in front) band director Craig Hierholzer; (front row, from left) Lauren Yoder, Trenton Bassett, Jacob Fenlon, Rosy Shimkovitz, Ty Paquin, Anna Hart, Eileen Law, Lily Hart, Emmalee Hart, Alicia Garen; (middle) Abby Beatty, Marlee Huskey, Mellissa Wyers, Ellie Tielbar; (back) Kayla Keuten (partially hidden), Taylor Blair, and Rob Matelski.

At left: Along with the performances by high school students from the St. Ignace and Les Cheneaux Islands areas, the adult singing group the Straits Area Chorale also performed two songs “Route 66” and “Somewhere Beyond the Sea” during Jazz Night. The group’s members (from left) Betsy Turf (partially hidden), Cindy Snyder, Joan Slater, Lynn Evans, Jane Perry, Lina Cheeseman, Dawn Akers, Gary Nitz, Hilda Ryerse, and Bill Peek. At left: Along with the performances by high school students from the St. Ignace and Les Cheneaux Islands areas, the adult singing group the Straits Area Chorale also performed two songs “Route 66” and “Somewhere Beyond the Sea” during Jazz Night. The group’s members (from left) Betsy Turf (partially hidden), Cindy Snyder, Joan Slater, Lynn Evans, Jane Perry, Lina Cheeseman, Dawn Akers, Gary Nitz, Hilda Ryerse, and Bill Peek.

At the table sponsored by Mackinac County Sheriff Scott Strait are (from left) Lynn Evans, Jim Evans, Diane Morand, Bill Peek, and Patty Peek. At the table sponsored by Mackinac County Sheriff Scott Strait are (from left) Lynn Evans, Jim Evans, Diane Morand, Bill Peek, and Patty Peek.

At the table sponsored by the St. Ignace Kiwanis Club (from left) are Troy Garlock, Amanda Garlock, Mira Garlock, Stephannie Vallier, Ronn Farr, and Mackenzie Farr. Mackenzie is a member of the St. Ignace High School Dance Troupe, and performed in the swing dance routine at Jazz Night Saturday, March 11. At the table sponsored by the St. Ignace Kiwanis Club (from left) are Troy Garlock, Amanda Garlock, Mira Garlock, Stephannie Vallier, Ronn Farr, and Mackenzie Farr. Mackenzie is a member of the St. Ignace High School Dance Troupe, and performed in the swing dance routine at Jazz Night Saturday, March 11.

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