PRESS PHOTOS BY CARLA JONESThe Emmaus High School Music Department recently hosted the third annual Middle School Jazz Festival featuring student musicians from Easton Area Middle School, Eyer Middle School, Lower Macungie Middle School, Orefield Middle School, Salisbury Middle School, Southern Lehigh Middle School and Springhouse MIddle School. A scholarship to attend a summer jazz camp at
Stan Griffis, band director, leads the Salisbury Middle School Band, in a performance of “Crazy Train” written by Ozzy Osbourne, Randy Rhoads and Bob Daisley.
Ryan Murphy and Kevin Williams, students at Emmaus High School, return as emcees for the jazz festival. They told music-themed jokes between performances by the bands. The duo also emceed the second annual jazz festival. Frank Kumor, professor of music and director of percussion at Kutztown University, Michael Shoremount, director of bands at Bayard Rustin High School and Chuck Dressler, former
Benjamin Post, a student musician at Lower Macungie Middle School, receives a scholarship to attend summer jazz camp at Moravian College from Ryan Harrington, band director at Emmaus High School.