News » Congrats Ike Jazz on a Great State Jazz Festival!


Congratulations to the Eisenhower Jazz Ensemble on earning a straight First Division at the 2019 State Jazz Festival! It was a truly outstanding performance and we’re so proud of the effort the students put forth.  Of the 5 adjudication categories for each of the 3 judges (15 total), the band earned an A (with 8 A pluses, an A plus plus, and even an  A plus plus plus!!) in every single one!  Congratulations as well to the Malow JH Jazz Band and their director Mr. Jeff Groth on receiving a Second Division as well!!

We’re also proud to announce that we had 5 students nominated to the Michigan Youth Arts Festival (MYAF) Jazz Band.  It is a great honor to even be considered for this ensemble and we wish them the best of luck in making group!  They are as follows:

  • Abe Ahmed, Trumpet
  • Kevin Sachs, Bass

Thank you also to every single parent/student/community member that assisted or volunteered towards the hosting of State Jazz Festival at Eisenhower.  It is such a great honor to be selected as a Site Host, and the entire Instrumental Music Program continues to distinguish itself in the way it handles this event.  Besides being awesome for our Ike/Malow Jazz student to get to perform “At Home”, it’s a wonderful fundraiser for the entire program.  Thanks again to all who helped out!!