Performance Trip: Curaçao North Sea Jazz Festival

The Roots of Music Marching Crusaders will be traveling to perform at the world famous Curaçao North Sea Jazz Festival in the Carribbean. Band Director Darren Rodgers, Educational Programs Manager Morgan Stewart, and Senior Music Instructor Shoan Ruffin will be leading 17 students on this incredible journey to perform everyday of the festival as their official North Sea Artist On The Move. Students: Tyran Battiste, Mackenzie Bourgois, Dylon Brown, Michai Carmouche, Feyu Diallo, Owusu Diallo, Anthony Dillion, Troynyah Hankton, Lawrence Honore (Tudda), Alexis Jones, Chaela McGinnis, Jovan McQueen, Lawrence Rawlins, D’Shoan Ruffin, Rashaad Thornton, Caleb Wilson, Avarie Young.


Performance Trip: Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival

Executive Director Anne Messner leads a trip of 13 students to Fredericton, NB Canada for performances at the annual Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival, with nightly performances September 14-16. Other performers include: Nathaniel Rateliff, Steve Earle, Mavis Staples, DAWES, Blind Boys of Alabama, and more.

Students: Justin Sterling, Roeshad Williams, Jordan Dubois, A’ren Gaines, Cory Cotton, Rodney Trimont, Feyu Diallo, Zaire McQueen, Troynyah Hankton, Jovan McQueen, Rashad Thornton, Lawrence Rawlins, Tyran Battiste