The Berklee High School Jazz Festival was held this past Saturday, January 26, at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston. Over 200 schools from around the country participated in a day of large, small, and vocal ensemble competitions.
This was the first year that St. Sebastian's School attended as a competitor. The festival gives each school 25 minutes to set up the performance room and then 18 minutes to perform three songs. The Arrows performed "Boogie Shoes," a funk blues song, "This Is Me," a vocal piece, and "Havanna," a Latin jazz piece. In their division, the band placed 15th, and was a huge success all around. The students worked tirelessly for most of the year in preparation for this event. Congratulations to our Arrows musicians!