Hall High School is fortunate to have two jazz ensembles and a combo.

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Essential Ellington Program

NEW YORK, NY – Wednesday, February 14, 2018 – Jazz at Lincoln Center proudly announces the 15 finalist bands that will compete in the 23rd Annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival – one of the most innovative jazz education events in the world – at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s home, Frederick P. Rose Hall, on May 10 – 12, 2018. The following finalists are among 109 high school jazz bands across North America that entered the competition. Each school submitted recordings of three tunes performed from charts from Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Essentially Ellington library. Over 4,600 high school bands are members of Jazz at Lincoln Center's 2017-18 Essentially Ellington program and benefited from free charts and resources.

The 2018 Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Finalists: Agoura High School (Agoura Hills, CA) Ballard High School (Seattle, WA) Beloit Memorial High School (Beloit, WI) Carroll Senior High School (Southlake, TX) Champaign Central High School (Champaign, IL) Dillard Center for the Arts (Fort Lauderdale, FL) Mountlake Terrace High School (Mountlake Terrace, WA) Newark Academy (Livingston, NJ) Newton South High School (Newton, MA) Osceola County School for the Arts (Kissimmee, FL) Roosevelt High School (Seattle, WA) Sun Prairie High School (Sun Prairie, WI) Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble (Raleigh, NC) Tucson Jazz Institute (Tucson, AZ) William H. Hall High School (West Hartford, CT)