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Princeton High School News

The results for the 2022 National Jazz Festival were announced this weekend and PHS had an excellent showing! PHS placed first in all three major categories (Large Ensemble, Small Ensemble, & Vocal Jazz Ensemble) with several individual students winning or placing in individual categories. 

Throughout the history of the Berklee Jazz Festival and the National Jazz Festival, this is only the second time  one school placed first in all three major ensemble categories! The first time ever was when PHS won at the Berklee Jazz Festival in 2014.

Congratulations to all the students for representing PHS well and to Joe Bongiovi, Princeton High School Band Director.

Princeton Studio Band - 1st Place Large Ensemble

Princeton Studio Combo - 1st Place Small Combo

Princeton Studio Vocals - 1st Place Vocal Jazz Ensemble

Ashley Chen - 1st Place Vocal Solo Category

Kevin Huang - 2nd Place Saxophone Solo Category

Peter Eaton - 1st Place Trombone Solo Category

Hangyeol Cheong - 2nd Place Trombone Solo Category

Kevin Huang - 1st Place Piano Solo Category

Ensemble Soloist Awards

Kevin Huang - Superior Musician Large Ensemble Division

Connor Stewart - Outstanding Musician Large Ensemble Division

Kieran McKenzie - Superior Musician Small Combo Division

Connor Stewart - Outstanding Musician Small Combo Division

Michael Karnaukh - Superior Musician Vocal Jazz Ensemble Division

Ashley Chen - Outstanding Musician Vocal Jazz Ensemble Division

poster for National Jazz Festival 2022 Awards


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