Jazz Band and Wind Ensemble Win Top Honors

The Glen Cove High School Wind Ensemble and GCHS Jazz Band recently traveled to Richmond, VA to compete in the national “Music in the Parks” competition where both came away with awards of distinction.  The jazz band took 1st place honors and earned the Overall Award, earning the highest point total of all the jazz bands in the competition. In addition, Kristin Ingegno was awarded Outstanding Jazz Soloist for her performance on the alto saxophone.

The wind ensemble earned 1st place in the Concert Band division. Despite stringent adjudication, this group was the only performing group in the entire festival, including orchestras and choirs, to earn the coveted rating of Superior!  

Nicholas Carbuto directs both the wind ensemble and jazz band. Officers of the wind ensemble, some of which are also members of the Jazz Band, are pictured showing off the trophies they won. They are (L-R) Samantha Smith (wind ensemble/jazz band), Maxine Lizaso (wind ensemble), Nicole D'Ambrosio (wind ensemble), Matt Grabowski (wind ensemble /jazz band), D'Metrius Fernandez (wind ensemble/jazz band), Nicholas Carbuto (director, wind ensemble/ jazz band), Claire Lechtenberg (wind ensemble) and Kristin Ingegno (jazz band/recipient of Outstanding Jazz Soloist Award).