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Raytown South Middle School Jazz Band members win awards

On Saturday, February 25, the Raytown South Jazz Band participated in the 37th Annual Central Missouri Jazz Festival held on the campus of the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, Missouri.

Over 40 bands performed and judges’ ratings. The Raytown South Middle school jazz band was among 10 middle school and junior bands that performed. They received ratings of 1+, 1++, and 1++, and were selected as the top middle school band the judges had heard that day.

Eight individuals received outstanding musicianship awards based on their individual performance. Eighth Graders receiving awards were Callan Searcy on guitar, Isaac Barkley on piano, Savaria Goodman on alto saxophone, Daija Davis on tenor saxophone, Michael Hudspeth on trombone, and Josh Williams on trumpet.

7th graders receiving awards were Andrew Hoaglan on electric bass and TaMiya Strickland on baritone Saxophone.

The band is under the direction of Brenda Kueck.

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