Coventry Public Schools Home

Jazz Fest 2024

Paula Sandahl

School (CHS) Jazz Bands participated in the University of Connecticut (UConn) Jazz Festival. This event was organized by the Department of Music program. Middle and high school jazz bands from around the state gathered in von der Mehden Recital Hall to watch and hear each other perform. After performing, the jazz bands received a clinic by one of the UConn jazz faculty. At the end of 
each clinic, an MVP was named for each ensemble. In addition to the clinic, students also participated in an improvisation masterclass.

After their performance, the CHS Jazz Band had the opportunity to work with UConn Jazz Bass Faculty Steve Bulmer. The MVP for the CHS Jazz Band was senior trombone player Emma Bynes. The CNH Jazz Band had the opportunity to work with UConn Jazz Faculty Earl MacDonald. The MVP for the CNH Jazz Band was Robert DeCarlo. Both ensembles received positive and constructive feedback and were glad to participate in this educational performance opportunity.

Jazz Fest
Jazz Fest









This information was provided by Coventry High School. For further information, please contact Hannah Cole at 860-742-7346 or

Read More about Jazz Fest 2024