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CMSW JAZZ ENSEMBLES PERFORM IN DISTRICT JAZZ FESTIVAL
The award-winning Chaska Middle School West Jazz Ensembles started a brand new season on Thursday, October 26 when both CMSW Jazz 7 and CMSW Jazz 8 met for the first time.  There are a ton of exciting events and plenty of great songs ahead!

The performance season started on January 12 when  Jazz 8 performed at the CMSW Talent Show at Chanhassen High School.  They were joined by the Rhythm Section which served as the house band.

  The District 112 Jazz Festival was on Saturday, February 10 at Chaska High School and CMSW Jazz 6 and Jazz 7 joined Jazz 8 and The Rhythm Section for an incredible day of music which featured clinics during the afternoon with trumpeter Phil Holm and in the evening with trombonist Jim ten Bensel and an evening jazz extravaganza.  The day culminates with a wonderful concert at 7 p.m. at Chaska High School which featured Valley Jazz Band, guest artist Jim ten Bensel and all the district jazz ensembles.

All the jazz ensembles will perform at Evening with the Stars at CMSW on Thursday, March 15 and also will feature a CMSW Alumni Jazz Band.

Jazz 7 and Jazz 8 will perform and attend an incredible festival up north on March 17. The Duluth Jazz Festival is an opportunity for both Jazz 7 and Jazz 8 to perform, receive clinics and see an outstanding concert. 

The season will end on Saturday, April 21 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 will rehearse every Thursday through March 15.
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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 12, 7 P.M.
CMSW TALENT SHOW
CHANHASSEN HIGH SCHOOL
JAZZ 8, RHYTHM SECTION

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 11 A.M.-10 P.M.
DISTRICT 112 JAZZ FESTIVAL
CHASKA 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. 

THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 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.

SATURDAY, MARCH 17, 8 A.M.-10 P.M.
DULUTH JAZZ FESTIVAL
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA-DULUTH
JAZZ 7 AND JAZZ 8

SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 7:30 A.M.-9 P.M.
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
JAZZ 8 AT DULUTH JAZZ FESTIVAL WITH KIAN SOLOING
MAXWELL & MEDORA IN DULUTH
JAZZ 7 TRUMPETS, ELLIE & MAX AT DULUTH
JAZZ 7 AT DULUTH JAZZ FESTIVAL
MRS. FORD DIRECTING CMSW JAZZ 7
THE ALUMNI BAND GETTING READY TO PLAY AT THE BIG BAND EXTRAVAGANZA
ROBBIE WON AN OUTSTANDING MUSICIANSHIP AWARD AT THE EAU CLAIRE JAZZ FESTIVAL
SONGER ON THE BUS WITH HIS NEW UW-EAU CLAIRE SWEATSHIRT
DINNER TIME AT THE EAU CLAIRE JAZZ FESTIVAL
CHASKA MIDDLE SCHOOL JAZZ ENSEMBLE 8 AT THE UW-EAU CLAIRE JAZZ FESTIVAL
MR. SONGER AND HIS MENTOR MR. BACA
8TH GRADE RHYTHM SECTION PERFORMING
JAZZ 7 AT EVENING WITH THE STARS
JAZZ 6 AT EVENING WITH THE STARS
JAZZ 8 AT EVENING WITH THE STARS
MRS. FORD DIRECTING CMSW JAZZ 8
MRS. FORD SOLOING WITH SWING SISTERHOOD BIG BAND
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