Jazz Band Pictures Past Years

Below are some highlights and photos from the 2016-2017 Castle Jazz Bands Events.

Congratulations to our three incredible Castle Jazz Ensembles for their amazing performances at the ISU Jazz Festival, U of L Jazz Festival, ISSMA Jazz Festival, and FAT TUESDAY concert!  Also, a giant congrats to our 12 O’Clock Jazz Ensemble for taking the ISSMA Jazz Band State Champ Honor Band Award!!!! You cats are cool! See below for the special awards these groups brought home and and congrats to All of our Swingin’ Jazz Knights!

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12 O’CLOCK JAZZ Live at the Statehouse

Check out this video of our awesome 12 O’Clock Jazz Ensemble playing at the Indiana Statehouse!


What an amazing night of Jazz from so many smooth musicians! Thanks to all of our visiting bands who participated to make it an amazing night. If you’re interested in reliving the experience, check out the video here, courtesy of our awesome videographer Brian E.

U of L Jazz Festival

Trombone Jazz-Achievement Award Winners:
Caroline R-Solo, Sean R-Solo, Ross A-Solo, John O-Solo Bass, Olivia S-Solo Vibes

Tuesday Jazz-Achievement Award Winners:
Luke R-Piano,Olivia S-Vibes, Gabby P-Alto Solo, Emma F-Alto Solo

12 O Clock Jazz-Achievement Award Winners:
Matthew W-Alto Solo,Conner E/Brian S/Kevin W-Lead Trumpet
Garrett W-Set,Wes T-Tenor Solo,Nathan S-Set,Christy P-Piano,John O-Bass
Although there were not placements given, our 12 O Clock band was honored to be the feature band from the day chosen to open the night concert.

 There were 4 Jamey Aebersold Scholarships given to students to attend a week long workshop this summer at U of L. This scholarship pays for tuition to the camp where they will get individual and combo experiences with top jazz professionals and educators.

Castle received two award winners. Congratulations to:

Matthew W and Caroline R

ISU Jazz Festival

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Trombone Jazz:
Most Distinctive Ensemble,Third Place Overall

Trombone Jazz Achievement Award winners:
Ross A. – solo,Grant W. – solo,Caroline R.– solo,Sean R. – solo,Tommy W. – solo

12 O’Clock Jazz Ensemble:
First Place Overall

12 O’Clock Jazz Ensemble Achievement Award Winners:
Matthew W. – Outstanding Lead Alto,Conner E./Brian S. – Outstanding Lead Trumpet,Outstanding Top Soloist of the Day – Wesley T., Tenor Sax