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CONCERT,

MARCHING,

AND

JAZZ

A Tradition of Excellence

New: 

  • Jazz results are on the jazz page.

  • Drum Majors: help sessions will be available May 23-24-25, and auditions will be on May 26, all during Power Hour. Please complete your essay application by May 26.

  • Section Leader application forms are available and must be completed by May 26. Go HERE.

  • Drumline Audition music is available. Auditions are on Tuesday, May 31, from 3:00-4:30 PM at the HS.

Congratulations to CFHS Jazz One on earning a performance spot at the 76th Midwest Clinic! The conference will be held December 19-22, 2022, in Chicago, Illinois. More details to come!

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Solo/Ensemble Festival was held on April 9. Bravo to the many students and ensembles who earned top honors. Earning "Outstanding Performance" awards in their centers were: Alexandra Somodi (flute, Center 4), and Kristen Engelhardt (trombone, Center 5). 

Congratulations to Jazz One on making school history, and earning first place at the 2021 Iowa Jazz Championships on April 5. ​Outstanding Soloists for CF were:

  • Ben Shockley, Tenor

  • Riley Gesell, Drums

  • Alexandra Somodi, Bass

  • Colten Thomas, Piano

Additionally, Ben Shockley was also recognized as one of the top four soloists of the day in Class 4A.​

All-State Jazz Results are out for 2022! Congrats to:

  • Ben Shockley, Lead Tenor 

  • Kristen Engelhardt, Trombone

  • Riley Gesell, alternate, Drum Set

  • Colten Thomas, alternate, Piano

Jazz One and "Jazz, Too!" both had excellent performances at the NEIBA District Jazz Festival on Saturday, March 5. 

2021 All-State Announcement:​

Congratulations to the following Cedar Falls students accepted into the 2021 All-State Band:

  • Alexandra Somodi, Flute (Orchestra)

  • Claire Shaw, Flute

  • Natalie Thomas, Flute

  • Emma Fuchtman, Clarinet

  • Ella Stineman, Clarinet

  • Torin Brown, Clarinet

  • Cedric Liu, Clarinet

  • Gabrielle Townsend, Alto Sax

  • Ethan Gruening, Tenor Sax

  • Britain Atkins, Bari Sax

  • Pascal Cuhat, Trumpet (Orchestra)

  • Jace Barry, Trumpet

  • Conner Trunnell, Trumpet

  • Taylor Johnson, Trumpet

  • Kristen Engelhardt, Trombone (Orchestra)

  • Alex Stoner, Trombone

  • Alanna Reynolds, Euphonium

  • Kate Galyen, Percussion

  • Adam Schroeder, Percussion

Selected as alternates to the 2021 All-State Band:

  • Noah Phillis, Alto Sax

  • Holden Fromm, Tenor Sax