Student Spotlight: Ben C.

IMG_2048Congratulations to Ben C., a Rising 8th Grader. He studies Contemporary Music Theory and Jazz Improvisation, playing Alto/Tenor Saxophones and Flute. He will be starting Clarinet studies very soon.

This past year, his accomplishments include 1st chair Tenor Saxophone in the All-County Symphonic Band, 1st Chair Alto Saxophone in the All-District Concert Band, and a spot in the top band, Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble. This is an ensemble of mostly High School musicians.

At his school he played Alto in the Concert and Jazz bands and Tenor in the Pep Band. He also established and rehearsed a Saxophone Quartet.

Some of his favorite Jazz artists include Paul Desmond and Sonny Rollins.

I look forward to seeing where his dedication and hard work with take him this coming year!