James Shaul of Bailey Middle School in Cornelius won three individual awards when the school’s jazz band attended the Northwestern High School Jazz Discovery Festival in Rock Hill.
James’ solos won for Outstanding Musicanship, Outstanding Soloist and as Best Overall Middle School Jazz Soloist. The latter won a $100 scholarship. Caitlyn Haponik and Stephanie Kapit also won in the Outstanding Muscianship category.
The school’s seventh- and eighth-grade band earned a Superior rating – the highest possible rating – when it performed four pieces at the South Central District Music Performance Adjudication at Wingate University.