At the preliminary round of the State High School Jazz Festival sponsored by NJAJE, the PCTI Jazz Band earned the Best Rhythm Section award for their outstanding performance. Additionally, Gabriela Hernandez, Noelia Figuereo, and Andres Guerra received an honorable mention in the competition as well.
Only the top nine bands from across the state were chosen as NJAJE State Finalists by a panel of esteemed judges. In recognition of their accomplishments, the PCTI Jazz Band will progress to the final rounds of competition and compete against some of the best high school jazz bands from across New Jersey.
Members of the PCTI Jazz Band work hard during rehearsal.