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Mr. Rush’s Summer Jazz Camp Details


Mr. Rush’s Summer Jazz Camp
June 15-26  Weekdays from 8:00am- 9:50am
Students entering grades 9-12

Details on this sheet:  2015-SummerJazzCamp_Rush (PDF)


  1. Go to www.LAEF4kids.org/programs
  2. Click on “Register for Summer Choir, Dance and Music Camps”
  3. Choose “Justin Padilla’s Music Camps” from the “Season” pull-down menu, then click “Apply Filter”
  4. Find your session(s), create a profile/log-in and sign up!
  5. You may also select the John Rush’s name in the “Instructor” pull-down menu to further filter the camps.
  6. *Camp fees are due at registration.

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Spaghettini’s Performance Videos

Thanks to Pei-Fen Tamashiro for shooting and sharing these videos of the May 5, 2015 Jazz Bands 1, 2, & 3 performances:

Jazz III – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yILloaDf9x0

Jazz IIhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wjgfYvgA0Q

 Jazz I – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pxCgdJnF_c

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Spaghettini Gig May 5th (and call times)

spaghettini_logo_blWe are excited for our upcoming Spaghettini gig!

All 3 bands will be playing at Spaghettini (3005 Old Ranch Parkway, Seal Beach, California 90740)
on Tuesday, May 5th starting a 6:30pm!

Call times
Jazz 3  5:30 pm
Jazz 1 & 2  6:15 

Since the interior seats are already sold out, there will be tickets sold at the door for Veranda seating for $15.00    There are 50 seats.

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Irvine Jazz Festival Results

Here are the scores from the Irvine Jazz Festival:

Jazz 3 – 2nd Place, Most Out Standing Trombone Section (Intermediate Division)

Jazz 2 – 3rd Place, Most Outstanding Trumpet & Rhythm Section (Advanced Division)

Jazz 1 – 3rd Place (Heavy Division)

Combo B – 1st Place (Intermediate Division)

Combo A – 2nd Place (Advanced Division)

The Most outstanding representation of Los Al Jazz was evident at the Irvine Jazz Festival.  Thank you to all the students and parent chaperones, especially Jim and Lani Day for driving the truck, loading and unloading and being there for the jazz students for thirteen hours.

Go Jazz Griffins!

Mr. John Rush

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Honor & All Star SoCal Jazz Musicians

scsboa-2015It is my distinct pleasure to announce the following Los Al High Jazz students that are the 2015 SCSBOA (Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association) High School Honor and All-Star Jazz musicians in all of Southern California.  In addition to these outstanding High School students, there are several future Griffin Jazzers that made the Middle School All -Star Honor jazz band from Oak and McAuliffe Middle Schools.

I also would like to congratulate all of those who auditioned and worked tirelessly on their preparation, your representation is truly appreciated.  Los Alamitos Unified School District had the most representation from all of the Southern California High Schools Jazz band programs and has the most musicians in all three Jazz Honor bands.

High School:

  • Tyler Chiu
  • Luke Lizotte
  • Jeff Wong
  • Sydney Carpentier
  • Emily Carpentier
  • James Day
  • Mark Wray

Middle School:

  • Noah Timney – Oak
  • A.J. Haygood – Oak
  • Melanie Tanaka – McAuliffe
  • Mitchell Siersma – Oak
  • Stephen Kelman – McAuliffe
  • Brennan Murry – Oak
  • Justin Rush – McAuliffe

Go Griffins & future Griffins!!!!

Musically Yours,

John Rush
Director of Jazz Studies, String Orchestra & Music Appreciation

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