And the Winners Are…

Auditorium/Stage   2016 Grand Champion:

  • Champaign Central Jazz Ensemble

Last Year’s 2015 Grand Champion- Wheeling Jazz Band 

Jazz Fest Artist
Stephen Sholty, 2016

Auditorium: H.S. Jazz Ensembles Class AA:

  1. 137- Libertyville Jazz Ensemble I
  2. 136- Buffalo Grove Jazz Band I
  3. Tie: 131- Prospect Jazz Ensemble I & Rolling Meadows Jazz Ensemble I

Auditorium: H.S. Jazz Ensembles Class A:

  1. 143- Champaign Central Jazz Ensemble
  2. 114- Shawano Jazz I
  3. 102- Glenbard South Jazz Band I

Cafeteria: H.S. Jazz Ensembles II Class AA:

  1. Tie: 129- Fremd Jazz Lab Band & Wheeling Jazz Band 2
  2. Libertyville Jazz Ensemble II
  3. Oswego Blue Jazz 2

Cafeteria: H.S. Jazz Ensembles II Class A:

  1. 138- Champaign Central Stage Band
  2. Shawano Jazz II
  3. Champaign Central Lab Band

Orchestra: H.S. Jazz Combo Class AA:

  1. 141- Wheeling Jazz Combo
  2. Tie: 139: Warren Township Jazz Combo & Libertyville Jazz Combo
  3. 136- Prospect Jazz Combo

Orchestra: H.S. Jazz Combo Class A:

  1. 145.5- Champaign Central Combo I
  2. 139- Marmion Jazz Combo
  3. 131- Champaign Central Combo 2

Lyceum: Junior High Ensemble I:

  1. 145- Cooper Jazz Band I
  2. Tie: 144- Old Quarry Jazz Band & Walter R. Sundling Jazz Band
  3. Holmes Jazz Ensemble

Lyceum: Junior High Ensemble II:

  1. 136- Cooper Jazz Band II
  2. 129- Holmes Jazz Band
  3. 127- Highland Jazz II

Soloist Medals

  1. Max Hubbard- Champaign Central- Alto
  2. Suchet Kumar- Fremd- Guitar
  3. Liam Hurley- Lake Zurich- Vibes
  4. Bella Petkus- Old Quarry M.S.- Vocalist
  5. JoAnn Montas- Highland I- Trombone
  6. Anthony Cruz- Holmes I- Alto
  7. Maya Haubrech- Grayslake- Alto Sax
  8. Rodrigo Vargos- Parkland- Euphonium
  9. Brandon James- Schaumburg- Trombone
  10. Glovanni Diaz- Warren- Drummer
  11. Naomi- Richards H.S.- Bass
  12. Brandon Monsen- Buffalo Grove
  13. Alex F.- Sunset Ridge- Bass
  14. Wheeling- Soprano Sax
  15. Wheeling- Tenor Sax
  16. Wheeling- Trumpet

Birch Creek Music Performance Center (partial tuition scholarship):

  • Wheeling Trombone- Jazz Ensemble I

Roosevelt University (full 4-year tuition scholarship):

  • Alex Frazzeho- Champaign Central

Northern Illinois University Scholarship:

  • Rhythm Player, NIU Jazz Combo Day: Wheeling Drummer- Ensemble
  • Horn Player, NIU Jazz Combo Day: Jesse Moderwell-Libertyville
  • NIU Summer Jazz Camp Scholarship: Dusty Frye- Champaign Combo- Drummer

Music Institute of Chicago: (Students choose from various options):

  • John Groebe- Libertyville- Bass
  • Harrison Kearby- Marimba/Piano

Midwest Young Artists (2 Partial Scholarships):

  • Adam Mead- Prospect- Trumpet
  • Brandon Altieri- Buffalo Grove- Trumpet

North Shore Music Institute (4 free lessons):

  • Joey Ranirri- Sundling- Bass Player

Concert Tickets North Central College (Directors):

  • Steve Thurlow

Concert Tickets Northwestern University (Directors):

  • Brian Logan