Those Kids Can Sing | Mount Si Vocal Jazz Brings Home Trophy, Scores First in Selfie Contest, too

Another accolade was recently achieved for the Mount Si High School Music Department – and this time it wasn’t the jazz band program bringing home the award – but the vocal program.

This past week, Mount Si Vocal Jazz I, under the direction of Haley Issacs, traveled to the University of Nevada, Reno to compete at the Reno Jazz Festival (RJF), one of the largest competitions in the region.

This was the first time the school sent a vocal jazz ensemble to the competition and the group didn’t disappoint, bringing home a 3rd place trophy after competing against 13 other schools.

And on a social media side note, senior MSHS Vocal Jazz I member, Natalie Werner, entered the Reno Jazz Selfie Contest (take a unique selfie photo to show why she was the biggest RJF fan) and received the most likes for her photo, which won the MSHS group a backstage pass to a special Friday night concert with SF Jazz Collective and Vertical Voices, which was part of the four-day competition.

Congratulations to Mount Si Vocal Jazz – and Natalie for getting all those likes on her selfie!

Mount Si Vocal Jazz I  with their Reno Jazz Festival 3rd place trophy.

Mount Si Vocal Jazz I with their Reno Jazz Festival 3rd place trophy.

Natalie Werner's selfie that won Reno Jazz Festival's "Self Contest" and earned the group a backstage pass to a special weekend Jazz concert.

Natalie Werner’s selfie that won Reno Jazz Festival’s “Self Contest” and earned the group a backstage pass to a special weekend Jazz concert.

Comments

  1. Robert Baumann says

    In addition to the outstanding music teachers we have in the Snoqualmie Valley School District, I believe that North Bend’s Boxley Music Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, is one of the major reasons for the HUGE successes of the District’s vocal and jazz programs. Boxleys offers students the rare opportunity to hone their skills weekly alongside professional musicians, who then give our kids invaluable feedback on their performances. This unbelievable asset is the ‘missing link’ in virtually all music programs around the country and is highly deserving of broad community support.

    Eat there often, enjoy live jazz 7-nights a week (no cover charge) and/or make a donation at: http://www.boxleysplace.com

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