Taking New York City by horn
They stood atop Rockefeller Center, made a stop at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and toured Chinatown. While the Loveland High School (LHS) Jazz Band enjoyed some traditional tourist attractions on the group’s March 27 – March 31 trip to New York City, they went to perform and perform they did.
“It was a very music-focused, performance-driven experience,” said Bruce Maegly, LHS Jazz Band director. “Two of the major highlights of the trip were performing on the flight deck of the USS Intrepid and a jazz clinic at the Lincoln Center with a member of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra.”
“Going to New York this spring was an amazing experience!” said Marc Czuluewciz, LHS senior. "We got to see a wide range of sights from the Intrepid, where we preformed our concert, to the 9-11 memorial sight, which was truly a special place. I wouldn't trade the experience for anything!"
“This was an experience not many high school students get to have,” said Kayla Cavano, LHS senior. “All the things we did, everything from the Jazz clinic we had at the Lincoln Center to Chinatown was amazing and so much fun! We all created memories that we will have for a lifetime.”
The 29 students who made the bus trip to The Big Apple also experienced a jazz concert at the Manhattan School of Music and saw Motown, the musical.
“Music is a part of who we are,” said Maegly. “The students worked very hard to raise money to get to fund this, and it was a real opportunity to be on a big stage. I believe they made memories they will cherish always.”
Photo caption: The LHS Jazz Band performed Thursday, March 28, on the flight deck of the USS Intrepid. Pictured at the far left is Evan Lynch; front row left to right is Tristan Fields, Logan Briggs, Tom Stone, Sarah Geiger (partially hidden), Alacea Bullock and Marc Czulewicz; second row left to right is Emily Robinson, Henry Allen (in back), Jennifer Hadley, Jacob Carlsen (hidden), Kayla Cavano, Katie Doarn, DK Dews and Doug Foster.