Congratulations to the Transcona Collegiate jazz band directed by Dan Steinhilber (front left). They were presented with the Jazz Band Festival Award by the Manitoba Band Association. The award is presented in recognition of exemplary performance, mature on and off stage presence, commitment to the festival, and the development of an outstanding band program. Well done!
Transcona Collegiate has a thriving jazz community, with three non-auditioned grade-level jazz bands, an auditioned jazz sextet, and a New Orleans-style brass band starting after spring break this year. Every jazz student at TC learns how to play by ear and improvise, in addition to learning how to read big band charts. The TC jazz groups are also active in the community, playing concerts for local schools, gigs for various community engagements, and even the Transcona Hi Neighbor Festival