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RHYTHM SECTION TO PLAY EAU CLAIRE JAZZ FESTIVAL
The award-winning Chaska Middle School West Jazz Ensembles starts a brand new season on Thursday, October 25 when both CMSW Jazz 7 and CMSW Jazz 8 meet for the first time.  There are a ton of exciting events and plenty of great songs ahead!

The performance season starts on January 11 when  Jazz 8 performs at the CMSW Talent Show at Chaska High School at 7 p.m.  They will be joined by the Rhythm Section which serves as the house band.

  The District 112 Jazz Festival is on Saturday, February 9 at Chanhassen High School and CMSW Jazz 6 and Jazz 7 join Jazz 8 and The Rhythm Section for an incredible day of music which will feature clinics during the afternoon with trumpeter Phil Holm and in the evening with a guest artist and an evening jazz extravaganza.  The day culminates with a wonderful concert at 7 p.m. at Chanhassen High School which features Valley Jazz Band, a guest artist and all the district jazz ensembles.

Jazz 7 and Jazz 8 will perform and attend an incredible festival on March 2. The University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Jazz Festival is an opportunity for both Jazz 7 and Jazz 8 to perform, receive clinics and see an outstanding concert.

All the jazz ensembles will perform at Evening with the Stars at CMSW on Thursday, April 4 and also will feature a CMSW Alumni Jazz Band. 

The season ends on Saturday, April 20 when the 8th Grade Rhythm Section attends and performs at the UW-Eau Claire Jazz Festival.  

Jazz 7 and Jazz 8 are directed by Gina Ford and Eric Songer and rehearse every Thursday through April 4.
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MRS. FORD PLAYING A SONG THAT MR. SONGER WROTE FOR HER AND CMSW JAZZ 8 FOR THE DISTRICT JAZZ FESTIVAL CALLED “INFUSION CONFUSION”
CHASKA MIDDLE SCHOOL WEST JAZZ EVENTS

FRIDAY, JANUARY 11, 7 P.M.
CMSW TALENT SHOW
CHASKA HIGH SCHOOL
JAZZ 8, RHYTHM SECTION

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 11 A.M.-10 P.M.
DISTRICT 112 JAZZ FESTIVAL
CHANHASSEN HIGH SCHOOL
JAZZ 6, JAZZ 7, JAZZ 8, RHYTHM SECTION
JAZZ 8 AT 11:15 A.M.*
JAZZ 6 AT 12 P.M.*
RHYTHM SECTION AT 12:45 P.M.*
JAZZ 7 AT 2:30 P.M.* 
*THESE ARE LAST YEAR’S TIME AND ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

SATURDAY, MARCH 2, TBA
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA-TWIN CITIES JAZZ FESTIVAL
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA-TWIN CITIES
JAZZ 7 AND JAZZ 8

THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 5:30-8 P.M.
EVENING WITH THE STARS
CHASKA MIDDLE SCHOOL WEST
JAZZ 6 AT 5:30 P.M.*
ALUMNI JAZZ AT 6 P.M.*
JAZZ 7 AT 6:30 P.M.*
RHYTHM SECTION AT 7 P.M.*
JAZZ 8 AT 7:30 P.M.*
*THESE ARE LAST YEAR’S TIME AND ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

FRI-SAT, APRIL 19-20, PERFORM APRIL 20
EAU CLAIRE JAZZ FESTIVAL
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-EAU CLAIRE
RHYTHM SECTION
PHIL HOLM WORKING WITH JAZZ 6, JAZZ 7 AND JAZZ 8
JAZZ 6 LOW BRASS PLAYERS COLIN AND PARKER AT THE DISTRICT JAZZ FEST
RHYTHM SECTION AT THE DISTRICT JAZZ FEST
ELENA TICKLING THE IVORIES
DONATELLA IN DULUTH
BLAKE & AMY IN DULUTH
ANNA IN DULUTH
ZACH SOLOING IN DULUTH
PARKER SOLOING IN DULUTH
MR. SONGER WITH DAVE MATTHEWS BAND’S JEFF COFFIN
JAZZ 7 AND JAZZ 8 IN DULUTH
RHYTHM SECTION AT EVENING WITH THE STARS
CHASKA MIDDLE SCHOOL WEST RHYTHM SECTION AT THE UW-EAU CLAIRE JAZZ FESTIVAL
8TH GRADE RHYTHM SECTION PERFORMING
JEFF COFFIN SOLOING WITH THE UM-DULUTH FACULTY COMBO
GETTING READY TO WATCH UMD AND JEFF COFFIN AT THE HEAD OF THE LAKES JAZZ FEST
SOME OF THE JAZZ 8 TRUMPETS IN DULUTH
ERIC SONGER WITH FELLOW MIDDLE SCHOOL DIRECTORS SCOTT PRESCOTT AND MATT POTTER AS WELL AS GUESET ARTIST JIM TEN BENSEL
BACKSTAGE SELFIES
JAZZ 8
BLAKE TAKING A SOLO
ALUMNI JAZZ BAND AT EWTS