• Directed by:
    Kevin Fallon
     
     Welcome to the Boswell Jazz Orchestra page. The band is comprised of 9-12 graders that make up the advanced Jazz Ensemble 1 and Jazz Ensemble 2. The advanced band is 7th period and jazz band 2 is 6th. The band plays literature from the early 20th century all the way to contemporary jazz compositions. The band will be composed primarily of saxophones, trombones, and trumpets along with spots for drumset, guitar, and bass guitar. Depending on available auditions, a vocalist may be added. Woodwind instruments, such as flute and clarinet may be added as needed.

     
    Congratulations 2015
    Alamo Jazz Festival: Both jazz bands earned superior rating trophies.  Jazz ensemble 1 earned best in class.
    Solo Recognitions: Dave Post - drumset, Alexis Jones - flute, Grace Mullins - vocal, Guage Cornell - piano, Nathan Siegel - piano, Nick Artates - alto sax, Taylor Forster - trumpet, Ferriel Burns - vocal, Malachi Nichols - drumset, Michael Fennell - drumset, Phillip Rodriguez - trumpet, Emily Johnson - piano, Jared Loftis - trombone, Arthur Salinas - bass
     
     
    TCU Jazz Festival: Jazz 2 - 1st place. Jazz 1 - 1st place.
    Solo Recognitions: Dave Post - drumset, Alexis Jones - flute, Grace Mullins - vocal, Guage Cornell - piano, Nathan Siegel - piano, Nick Artates - alto sax, Taylor Forster - trumpet, Ferriel Burns - vocal, Malachi Nichols - drumset, Michael Fennell - drumset, Phillip Rodriguez - trumpet, Emily Johnson - piano, Jared Loftis - trombone, Arthur Salinas - bass
     
     
    UTA Jazz Festival: Jazz 2 - 1st place. Jazz 1 - 1st place. Jazz 1 named Grand Champion!
    Solo Recognitions: Dave Post - drumset, Alexis Jones - flute, Grace Mullins - vocal, Guage Cornell - piano, Nathan Siegel - piano, Nick Artates - alto sax, Taylor Forster - trumpet, Ferriel Burns - vocal, Malachi Nichols - drumset, Michael Fennell - drumset, Phillip Rodriguez - trumpet, Emily Johnson - piano, Jared Loftis - trombone, Arthur Salinas - bass
     
     
    Congratulations 2014
     
    UTA Jazz Festival: Jazz 2 - 3rd place, Jazz 1 - 2nd place
    Solo Recognitions: David Henderson, Josh Gallo-Lazo, Megan Ritzi, Hayden Key, Nick Hale, Bailey Moore, Anthony Coffman.
     
    CCCC Jazz Festival:  Jazz 1 outstanding band award
    Solo Recognitions: Hayden Key, Nathan Siegel, Phillip Rodriguez, Nick Hale, Bailey Moore, Ferriel Burns,Megan Ritzi, Alex Smith, Josh Gallo-Lazo, Gaspar Hinajosa, Noah Siegel, David Henderson, Taylor Forster
     
    Cajun Jazz Festival: Superior ratings Jazz 1,2, Jazz 2 best non-varsity jazz group, Jazz 1 Best Varsity Jazz group, Jazz 1 Best Musical Ensemble regardless of class or type.
    Solo recognitions: Megan Ritzi, Bailey Moore, Nick Hale, Hayden Key, Austin Rowles, Emily Johnson, Anthony Coffman, Malachi Nichols, Andy Palos, Zoe Lopez Gaspar Hinajosa, Alex Smith
     
    Highlander Jazz Festival:  Jazz 2 - 1st place Non-Varsity, Jazz 1 - 3rd place Varsity
    Solo Recognitions: Nathan Siegel, Ferriel Burns, Anthony Coffman, Hayden Key, Megan Ritzi, Malachi Nichols, Bailey Moore, Taylor Forster, Andy Palos, David Henderson, Sam Couch, Zoe Lopez
     
     

    2013 Accomplishments
     
    UTA jazz festivalJazz 2 - 3rd place, Jazz 1 - 2nd place, Outstanding woodwind performer-Megan Ritzi. Solo recognitions: Shane McKenney, Nick Mellot, Emily Gregg, Josh Gallo-Lazo, John Lee, Isaac McTaggert, Marc Mendoza, Jared Loftis, Bailey Moore, Nathan Siegel
     
    TCU jazz festival: Jazz 2 - 3rd place. Solo recognitions: Shane McKenney, Emily Gregg, Josh Gallo-Lazo, John Lee, Isaac McTaggert, Jared Loftis, Nathan Siegel
     
    SHSU Jazz Festival: Jazz 1 and 2 earned top first division ratings from all judges. Solo recognitions: Shane McKenney, Nick Hale, Isaac McTaggert, Marc Mendoza, Hayden Key, Nathan Siegel, Megan Ritzi
     
    Longhorn jazz festival: Jazz 1 - 1st place overall. Solo recognitions: Shane McKenney, Nick Hale, Isaac McTaggert, Marc Mendoza, Hayden Key, Nathan Siegel, Megan Ritzi
     
    Highlander jazz festival: Jazz 1 - 2nd place, Jazz 2 - 3rd place. Solo recognitions: Shane McKenney, Nick Hale, Isaac McTaggert, Marc Mendoza, Hayden Key, Nathan Siegel, Megan Ritzi
     

     
     
     

    2011
    UTA Jazz Festival Results:
    Overall 3rd place
    Solo recognitions: Robyn White, Anthony Coffman, Patrick Mckenney, Todd Boone II, Harrison Alexander, Marcos Garcia, Carter Bledsoe
     
    Weatherford Jazz Festival Results:
    Best solo award: Perry Amalthithada
    Best overall performance: Robyn White
    Solo recognitions: Anthony Coffman, Marcos Garcia, Harrison Alexander
     
    TCU Jazz Festival Results:
    Sweepstakes Rating 111s from all judges
    Solo Recognitions: Todd Boone, Perry Amalthithada, Robyn White, Brian McRee
     
    Texas Tech Results:
    Sweepstakes Rating 111s from all judges
    Solo Recognitions: Todd Boone, Perry Amalthithada, Robyn White, Brian McRee, Marcos Garcia, Aaron Fernandez

    Highlander Jazz Festival Results:
    Sweapstakes Rating 111s from all judges
    2nd Place
    Solo Recognitions: Todd Boone, Perry Amalthithada, Robyn White, Marcos Garcia, Aaron Fernandez
     

    2009
     Congratulations to Aaron Sanderson and Jonathan Berwick for placing into the TMEA Region 2 Jazz Band. Congratulations!