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Big Band Selected as a Finalist in the 11th Annual Charles Mingus Competition

Congratulations to the Big Band!

Boston Latin School has been selected as a Finalist in the 11th Annual Charles Mingus High School Competition - returning as the 2018 Champion this February!

"Sue Mingus & Let My Children Hear Music/The Charles Mingus Institute and Dr. Keller Coker, Dean of The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, announce finalists and this year’s exciting lineup for the Charles Mingus High School Competition & Festival weekend, February 15-18, 2019. Entries to this year’s Competition include big bands and combos from all over the nation and show much heart and great dedication.

The 2019 Festival will include performances and education events at The New School, and Mingus Big Band will perform all weekend at Jazz Standard. On Sunday night 'outstanding soloists' from the Competition will have an opportunity to sit in with the band.

On Saturday, clinics and workshops at The New School will feature master classes for instruments and sections, films, and clinics that explore aspects of Mingus music, followed by a student Mingus jam and panel event. Prominent Mingus educators and musicians will participate in the clinics and adjudicate the Competition on Sunday.

All events are open to the public. More details to be announced at the Charles Mingus website."

Posted on January 7, 2019