Plano West Jazz Band


The Plano West Jazz Ensemble has been selected as finalists in the 2017 Essentially Ellington contest in New York City! This is the biggest honor a high school jazz band can achieve. Over 1000 bands from across the United States and Canada submit recordings each year and the 15 best are selected as finalists to go to New York City in May and play in front of the likes of Wynton Marsalis and members of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. This is often referred to as the Super Bowl for high school jazz bands. Here is a video link on a documentary that was done on the contest a few years ago to give you a better idea about it.  




On another note, the PWSH Jazz Band went to the UT Arlington Jazz Festival and placed 1st in 6A and Grand Champions of the Festival. We will now be the featured band at the festival next year.



Jazz Band Director – Mr. Preston Pierce

Jazz Band Coordinators


2016-2017 PWSH Jazz band Saxes
Austin Zhang- Lead Alto
Annalee Hixson- 2nd Alto
Gene Choi – 2nd Alto
Omar Barradas-Lead Tenor
Elija Freeman-2nd Tenor
Alan Koo-Bari

Nathan Eisenburg- Lead Trumpet
Tristan Jackson- 2nd Trumpet
Grant Fischer- 3rd Trumpet
Eric Ge- 4th Trumpet

Alex Sims- Lead Trombone
Kyle Sanborn- 2nd Trombone
Max Dauber- 3rd Trombone
James Krape- Bass Trombone 1
Oscar Ibanez- Bass Trombone 2

Rhythm Section
Blake Murray- Guitar
Tim Wang- Piano
Brandon Ta- Piano
Blake Aldridge- Bass
Blake Evans- Drums 1
Adam Johnson- Drums 2
Will Hopkins- Vibes/Percussion



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