Staples High School Jazz Band, under the direction of Nicholas Mariconda, performed to a standing ovation at the Westport Woman's Club March Luncheon today. The Band is a performing ensemble of musicians chosen by audition from the school's core groups: band, orchestra and choir.
The Jazz Band consists of the traditional big band instrumentation of saxophones, trumpets, trombones and rhythm section. They perform at school events and competitions throughout the school year.
Some of their selections this year include: " Blues for the Knight" - a medium swing selection; "Spain" - a Latin style selection; and " Perdido" - a Duke Ellington favorite.