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Jazz combos score in districts

RE's newly expanded jazz combo program scored at the Florida Bandmasters Association District Festival on Feb. 7 in Miami with all three teams collecting superior ratings under director Jon Hamm. The esteemed RE Combo earned straight superior ratings competing at the highest level of difficulty, grade five, and qualified for the state event.The Blue Combo entered at grade four and earned straight superior ratings. The Green Combo entered in grade three and earned split scores for an overall rating of superior.
RE Combo 
Connor Munroe ’21 tenor sax
Alex Otero ’19 alto sax
Will Mathes ’19 trombone
Danny Sauceda ’19 string bass
James Gerrard ’19 drum set
Max Vallone ’22 piano

Blue Combo
Louis LaFontisee ’21 drum set
Andres Soto ’21 string bass
Kyle Pearson ’21 percussion
Jackson Mopsick ’21 rhythm guitar
Kiran Desai ’21 piano
Max Swietelsky ’21 tenor sax
Austin Charlton ’20 trombone
Green Combo
Greg Estime ’19 bari sax
Max Swietelsky ’21 piano
Kiran Desai ’21 percussion
Liam Malloy ’20 drum set
Austin Charlton ’20 bass guitar
Yasmin Ghurani ’21 rhythm guitar
Inceni Cabrera ’22 alto sax
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Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is a coeducational, college preparatory day school for grades 6 - 12 located on two campuses in Coconut Grove, Florida. Ransom Everglades School produces graduates who "believe that they are in the world not so much for what they can get out of it as for what they can put into it." The mission of Ransom Everglades School is to provide an educational environment in which the pursuit of honor, academic excellence and intellectual growth is complemented by concern for the physical, cultural and character development of each student. The school provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student's sense of identity, community, personal integrity and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the student to lead and to contribute to society.