Jazz Bands 2008-2009

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Los Al Jazz 2008-2009

Thank you for helping to make our 2009 Class Notes a success !
We hope you will attend next year.

The LAUSD jazz program began forty-two years ago as a labor of love by Mr. Chuck Wackerman. Mr. Wackerman’s esteem in the jazz world has brought the participation of such jazz legends as Louie Bellson, Ed Shaughnessy, Shelly Manne, Frank Rosolino, Hampton Hawes, Carol Kay, Chuck Flores, Bill Watrous, Maynard Ferguson, Tom Kubis, Allan Holdsworth, Frank Capp, Bob Florence.

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LAHS Jazz Band Booster parents:

Jazz Sectionals:
February 11 & 25
March 4 & 18
April 1 & 21
Jazz 2 – sectionals @ 3:00 to 5:00 pm
Jazz 1 – sectionals @ 5:00 to 7:00 pm
Sectionals are for the WHOLE BAND, everybody needs to be there!

All group and festival photos are now at http://www.flickr.com/photos/losal_jazz.


February 16th, 2009

February 5th, 2009

November 24th, 2008

September 23rd, 2008

March 19th, 2008

January 8th, 2008

November 7th, 2007

September 27th, 2007

April 12th, 2007

February 8th, 2007

November 14th, 2006

September 19th, 2006

Band Members

Mr. John Rush is the director for LAHS Jazz band,

Jazz I (2008-2009)


Top row Kevin Lundberg, Adrian Foy, Wyatt Johnson, Connor O’Brien, Andrea Chattler Steven Jones
Middle row Alex Kolkin, Colin Moore, Matthew Shope, Eddie Emery, Garrett Nichols, Doug Welsh, Edward Han Guo, David Fuller, Lindsey Brennan, Matt Fountain
Bottom row in chairs Eric Ross, Leah Heit, Ryan Butcher, Josh Connors, David Hiltzik, Michael Nitikman, Elise McCallum, Jessica Connors


Jazz II (2008-2009)


Top row Tyler Regner, Austin Arcala, Andrew Yazdanbakhsh, Gabrielle Miller, Connor Johns, Matthew Crandall, Stephen Zambrano
Middle row Jackson Kuhn, Steven Castro, Helen Herbert, Amanda Black, Bryan Dunn, Christopher Macias, Christopher Sims, Wendy Nestlerode, Kyle McIntyre
Bottom row in chairs Jillian Frost, Aaron Blumenthal, Alex Valentincic, Darren Westby, Eric Hirschhorn, Chris Cockrill, Andy Kolkin, Chad Kumabe, Jeffrey Won, Melissa Corrigan



For school year 2008 – 2009, LAHS Jazz bands will participate in a number of regional Jazz festivals, including Reno Jazz festival which will be in April 23 – 26, 2009.


Date Festival Note
December 16 Winter Concert
February 13 Disneyland Jazz 2 photos
February 19 Disneyland Jazz 1 photos
March 7 36th class notes at LAHS in concert with The Wayne Bergeron Big Band
March 9 All-district band night at LAHS gym
March 14 Esperanza Aztec Jazz
March 21 15th Irvine Jazz Jazz I, 1st place Advanced division, Jazz II, 1st place Intermediate division, Jazz Combo A – 2nd place, Jazz II took best rhythm section and best sax section, Aaron Blumenthal took best soloist in the intermediate division
April 4 Fullerton College Jazz Jazz I, – –
April 23 – 25 Reno Jazz photos
May 9 San Clemente photos
May 16 Brea-Olinda : :
May 16th Jazz 1 performs at the bistro Steamers in Fullerton
June 2 Spring Concert at LAHS
June Band Banquet


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President: Marla Welsh
Vice President: Deborah Hiltzik
Treasurer: John McCallum
Secretary: Melanie Blumenthal

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