THS Jazz Band Wins Kansas City Jazz Heritage Basically Basie Competition

Temple High School senior Juan Garcia had been practicing for weeks to hit that high note on his trumpet.

He practiced daily with the Highlighters, the school’s elite jazz ensemble. And he polished his horn until it sparkled.

“Every time we rehearsed, it was as if we were performing,” he said.

The audience doesn’t always know what goes into practice.

“There’s so much team work involved,” he said. “All they see is the finished performance.”

Read the full story HERE in the Temple Daily Telegram.