The St. Andrew’s JHS Jazz Ensemble participated in the Humber College NextGeneration Jazz Festival and were awarded a Gold standard because of their exceptional performance. As a result, the Jazz Ensemble won a two hour music clinic with saxophonist Dr. Shirantha Beddage, and were invited to perform at “MusicFest Canada The Nationals” in Niagara Falls. MusicFest brings together more than 10,000 young Canadian musicians who perform for recognition as the country’s foremost musical ensembles. During their two day adventure, the Jazz Ensemble will perform for a panel of national level adjudicators in the hopes of receiving another Gold standard. They will also have the opportunity to listen to two National Honour Jazz Ensembles, one National Hounour Concert Band, and several other gold standard jazz ensembles and concert bands from across Canada. Our best wishes go with them!