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Students make honors jazz band

The District 8 Honor Jazz Band will perform its second annual concert Friday and Saturday nights in Carbondale.Tim Fox, former band director in the Carbondale schools, will direct the middle school band, as well as perform with the Mesa State faculty at 7 p.m. Friday at Dos Gringos in Carbondale. A jam session open to directors and students from the participating schools will follow their set.Saturday’s event, sponsored and underwritten by JAS Aspen, features a public concert by students at 7 p.m. in the Roaring Fork High School auditorium. The high school band clinicians are: Darin Kamstra, head of the jazz department at Mesa State, along with fellow faculty members Dennis Woolridge and James Falcon.The students from the Roaring Fork School District who earned spots in the honor jazz bands on the Western Slope: Glenwood Springs Middle School: Hunter McCallum, alto saxophone; Hanna Planalp, tenor saxophone; Sam Kaup, trumpet; and Kurt Hartman, trombone Carbondale Middle School: Hayden Kennedy, tenor saxophone; J.R. Ackerman, piano; Jack Stoken, drums; Sam Stevens, bass; and Tyler Ting, guitar Basalt Middle School: Fletcher Richman, trumpet, and Luke Sydoryk, tromboneHigh school honor jazz band members: Glenwood Springs High School: Connor O’Meara, alto saxophone; Zach Kalthoff, baritone saxophone; John Hogan, trumpet; Jesse Riley, drums; and Dillan Walters, guitar Roaring Fork High School: Theodore Pulver, trombone


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