Performances and news about the Jazz program

On Saturday April 22nd the Moonglowers achieved 2nd Place in Division II NJAJE States High School Jazz Band competition. They came home with with trophies for Outstanding Trumpet Section, Outstanding Saxaphone Section, and an Outstanding Soloist Ethan Cheung.

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Earlier this month, the Terrill Middle School Jazz Band performed in the concourse of the Prudential Center in Newark during the intermission after the first period of a New Jersey Devils hockey game.

TAPinto ScotchPlains/Fanwood had a report on the band’s appearance, along with this video of the band playing The Beatles’ “A Hard Day’s Night.”

Mr. Nicholas Ellis has just been named as the new director of the SPF Jazz Ensemble, and sends this message along:

Dear students, parents, and guardians,

It is an honor to be the new director of the SPF Jazz Ensemble. I look forward to making great music and providing a positive experience for the students.

There will be a brief meeting held for current members and students interested in auditioning for this year’s ensemble. The meeting will take place on Thursday, September 29, at 7:00 A.M. in the Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School auditorium. Details and audition requirements will be provided. If a student is unable to attend the meeting, he or she should email me as soon as possible so that arrangements can be made to pick up the audition music and information.

Students should email me no later than Thursday, October 6, 2016 to schedule an audition date and time.

Auditions will take place on October 11, and 13, before and after school, and on October 14, after school.

If you have questions or concerns, feel free to contact me any time.


Mr. Nicholas Ellis
Instrumental Music