CHS Jazz Combo Attends State Competition


Rocky Meserve, Sammy Look, Kylie Donovan, Elisa Sohlmann, Thomas Champagne, and Fran Rozas-Vargas. (Submitted photo).

On Friday, March 11th, the Calais High School “Brumpo & The Tungus Tones” Jazz Combo traveled to South Portland High School to participate in the Maine Music Educators Association State Jazz Festival/Competition. This event brought together high school students from throughout the state to perform a variety of jazz music. In attendance from Calais were Rocky Meserve on his own hand-made bass guitar, Sammy Look on baritone saxophone, Fran Rozas-Vargas (exchange student from Chile) on guitar and vocals, Elisa Sohlmann (exchange student from Germany) on piano, Thomas Champagne on Tenor Saxophone, and Kylie Donovan on drums. They competed against some much larger schools, like Old Orchard Beach, and achieved a rating of 3.