Blue Jay Band’s Spring Concert Delights Large Crowd

Posted April 26, 2016 / Last updated April 28, 2016

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The Concert Band performs the "Star Spangled Banner."

The Concert Band performs the “Star Spangled Banner.”

A standing-room-only crowd filled the auditorium for the Blue Jay Band’s annual Spring Concert and Award Ceremony on Saturday, April 23. Band director Mr. M. Joseph Caluda ’79 led the concert band and associate band director Mr. Jason M. Giaccone led the jazz band performances.

With music that ranged from patriotic (“Star Spangled Banner” by Francis Scott Key) to contemporary (“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” by John Williams) to jazz (“What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong), the chorus, concert band, and jazz band dazzled the crowd.


The band recognized seniors Chandler Ancar, Noah Billeaux, Dane Castillo, Kevin Credo, Chalon Fogarty, Nicholas Fresneda, Phillip Gerave, Trai Gerkin, Gabe Griffin, Jared Headrick, Christopher Johnson, Tristan Killgore, Kenneth Krizan, Jae Kweon, George Leblanc, Jordan Prechac, Kyle Richoux, Ethan Schneider, Sterling Stafford, Anthony Stoner, Matthew Tores, and Andrew Vuong.

Seniors Philip Gerarve and Tristan Killgore received the Rev. Elwood P. Hecker Award. The award is given to the bandsmen who best show dedication to music, honesty, understanding, dependability, and Blue Jay Spirit.

The Band and Jayette Booster Organization was thanked for their support.

View the concert program.