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Muskegon Big Red Band
Big Red Jazz Lab I
The Jazz Program at Muskegon Public Schools is made up of two high school groups, Jazz Lab II and Jazz Lab I, as well as one middle school group.  Winners of multiple award-winning over the years, Jazz Lab 1 is currently directed by Janice Lawrence and Marshall Werling.
  The 52nd Annual
Michigan Youth Arts Festival
May 8-10, 2014
Western Michigan University , Kalamazoo, MI
Dalton Center The 34nd Annual
 Western Invitational Jazz Festival

Saturday, March 15, 2014
Dalton Center Recital Hall
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI


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the video.
Back to School with
 Emily Richett
Fox 17
Muskegon High School's 2009 Jazz Band performs
a sendoff tune for WXMI - Fox 17's
September 9, 2009 broadcast.  Zero hour had to be
moved outdoors as WXMI's cables could reach
the band room.

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to Muskegon High School's 2008 Jazz Lab I
who took first place at the Western Jazz Festival
under the direction of Scott Jones.
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Muskegon High School Jazz Band - at WMU

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2011 Western Jazz Festival
Jazz Lab I - appearance
at the Western Jazz Festival
under the direction of Janice Lawerance.
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Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association

The Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association (MSBOA) announced the students who received Jazz Ensemble All-Star and Honorable Mention honors from the adjudicators at the MYA State Festival. These students have displayed a high level of musicianship within their school’s program.
   A total of five Muskegon High School students were honored by
 the MSBOA among musicians from a diverse group of state high
 schools. Congratulation to each Big Red Band member, including

 Justin Cunningham
who  was appointed by the MSBOA
 judges to the Honors Jazz Band as the 1st chair tenor saxophone.
 In more direct terms, Justin  was singled out as best in the State of
 Michigan in 2008 on the Tenor Sax!

Congratulations to all of the recipients.
Jazz Ensemble
2008 All-Star Honors

Alto Sax 1: Jake Shadik – Fraser HS

Alto Sax 2: Yonglu Che – Northville HS

Tenor Sax 1: Justin Cunningham – Muskegon HS

Tenor Sax 2: Jack Johnson – Fraser HS

Baritone Sax: Taylor Hulbert – Grand Rapids Northview HS

Trumpet 1: Tony Pizzimenti – Northville HS

Trumpet 2: Haruki Hakoyama – Mt. Pleasant HS

Trumpet 3: Corey Shotwell – Ionia HS

Trumpet 4: Matt Lomasney - Grand Rapids Northview HS

Trumpet 5: Zach Thomas – Northville HS

Trombone 1: Brian Earle – Northville HS

Trombone 2: Evin Brown – Clarkston HS

Trombone 3: Becky Haines – Muskegon Mona Shores HS

Bass Trombone: Mike LaCivta – Northville HS

Guitar: Alex Kashperko – Stevenson HS

Piano: Keaton Royer - Grand Rapids Northview HS

Bass: Mike Sundt - Grand Rapids Northview HS

Drums: Garrett Mendelow – Ann Arbor Huron HS

Jazz Ensemble
Honorable Mention
Tenor Sax: Battani Sunagel - Muskegon HS

Trumpet: Marshall Werling - Muskegon HS

Trombone: Vincent Zuidema - Muskegon HS

Drums: Demetrius Mayfield - Muskegon HS