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The Jazz Ensemble is an elite group of 20-22 musicians who audition to become members of the music department’s finest ensembles.  This audition is open to any interested music student and takes place during the first two weeks of school. 
The ensemble performs locally and across the state at various festivals, conventions and community events. They consistently perform well at festivals, earning superiors in and out of the States as well as Canada. Also at these same festivals they have been awarded numerous outstanding soloist awards.
In 1994 they performed at the NC Music Educators In-Service Conference.  In March 2014, they were invited to perform for the State Board of Education In-Service Conference. In January 2015, they were invited to perform in the Ovation Series of the North Carolina Symphony Orchestra in Raleigh.
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