FHS Jazz Musicians Perform at UMass

Grace Griffin

This past Saturday, the FHS Jazz Band, Combo, and Jazz Trio performed at a festival at UMASS Amherst.

In addition to performing, the students were mentored and got to see other jazz groups from across the state and participate in clinics with specialized teachers.

The students received one-on-one instruction from these teachers “to refine the ensemble further, and instill further knowledge of jazz technique and musicality within the students”, says FHS junior and saxophonist Dominic Salzillo.

In addition, the students learned from others who played the same instrument.

After performing, they also received feedback from professional adjudicators, which helped develop their knowledge of  music further.

Salzillo, along with FHS seniors Henry Atwell and Ian Carle and FHS sophomore Matt Padula, also won an award for Outstanding Musicianship Award.