Bay High School trumpet player Adam Ward was recently selected for the Ohio Music Education Association’s All-State Jazz Ensemble. Ward, a high school junior, auditioned alongside top high school musicians from all over the state.
This year’s All-State Jazz Ensemble will be conducted by Grammy-award-winning bassist Todd Coolman. The Ensemble will rehearse in January, and then play a concert at the Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) Convention, which takes place in Cleveland this year, from February 3-5, 2022.
“Only five trumpet players were selected for this throughout the state, so this is exciting,” said Darren Allen, Bay High School Band Director.