The following is a press release from the Stoughton High Music Department:
On April 4, the School Jazz Choir and Jazz Combo performed at the 2012 Massachusetts Association for Jazz Education High School Combo Choir Festival held at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Massachusetts.
The SHS Jazz Choir, directed by Griffin Coombs, earned a Gold Medal rating for their fine performance. Danisha Dumornay was recognized for her individual performance and received the "Outstanding Musicianship Award" for her vocal talents.
The SHS Jazz Combo, under the direction of student director Michael Silveira, also earned a Gold Medal rating for their strong performance. Senior trumpet player Adam Elmowitz received an "Outstanding Musicianship Award" for his jazz solo work with the combo.
By earning a Gold Medal rating, the SHS Combo and SHS Jazz Choir are invited to perform at the MAJE Showcase at the Hatch Shell in Boston this spring.