Steeped in tradition and excellence, the Woodlawn High Jazz Ensemble, led by Paul Lauve (director of bands), showcased their musical prowess at the annual Loyola University Jazz Festival last Friday. With a legacy spanning decades, the ensemble continues to elevate its scores and captivate audiences with each performance.

Amidst the festival’s electric atmosphere, the ensemble had the privilege of participating in enlightening clinics led by jazz professionals and masterclasses conducted by Loyola University professors. This invaluable experience not only enhanced their musical skills but also ignited their passion for jazz.

Congratulations to the Panthers for their stellar performance, leaving an indelible mark on the hearts of all who witnessed their musical mastery!

The students of the 2024 WHS Jazz Ensemble are as follows:

      • Zack Lemoine, Alto Saxophone 1
      • Aaron Joseph, Alto Saxophone 2
      • Tameka Ellison, Tenor Saxophone 1
      • Jemarcus Milton, Tenor Saxophone 2
      • Danten Guillory, Baritone Saxophone
      • Kholbie Nethery, Trombone 1
      • Lillie Allen, Trombone 2
      • Hunter Hollins, Bass Trombone
      • Ethan James, Trumpet 1
      • Bradyn Hulsey, Trumpet 2
      • Michael Lyons, Trumpet 3
      • Demarciya Edmond, Trumpet 4
      • Brady LeBleau, Guitar
      • Christian Gruse, Bass
      • Xzavier Bell, Piano
      • Kian Washington, Drum Set
      • Tyler Lee, Drum Set