Awan Jenkins ’18 has been selected to the All-State Instrumental Jazz Ensemble and the Symphonic Band of the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA). Last spring, over 6,500 sophomores and juniors from across the state of NY prepared All-State evaluations in hope of being selected. He will participate in concerts held at the acclaimed Eastman Theatre in Rochester, NY during the annual NYSSMA Winter Conference to be held on November 30- December 3, 2017. He will also perform on March 5, 2018, at the NYS Capital and for members of the NYS Legislature.
Awan, an alto and soprano saxophone player, is a senior at CBA and has elected to play in the Instrumental Jazz Ensemble. He has been involved in the CBA jazz ensemble, jazz combo, wind ensemble and regimental marching band for the last 4 years.
“We are very proud of Awan for this outstanding accomplishment,’’ said Sarah Waite, Director of the CBA Music Department. “It is extremely difficult to be selected for these groups as thousands of talented musicians compete for a spot. That Awan was chosen for two spots, and lead alto at that, is fantastic and a testament to his hard work and dedication. Awan will be an excellent representative of our music department.’’