Red Oak, TX - On February 20, the Red Oak High School Jazz Band performed at the UT Arlington Jazz Festival.
For the 18-member ensemble, this was their first festival performance in recent years.
Their program opened with jazz standards “Sing, Sing, Sing” and “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore,” then closed with a newer funk chart called “The Chicken.”
Steven Quintanar, Ben Livingston, Aaron Silas, and Deondre Gray all received certificates of excellence for their improvised solos during the performance.
Future opportunities to hear the Red Oak High School Jazz band include March 22 at the high school’s elective fair, and May 12 at the high school band’s spring concert.