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FHS Jazz Band Receives Gold in MA Assoc. for Jazz Education Finals

Superintendent Lucas Giguere, Principal Joshua Hanna and Assistant Principal Michael Walsh are excited to share that Franklin High School’s jazz band competed in the Massachusetts Association for Jazz Education (MAJE) finals at Norwood High School on Saturday, March 16. 
Franklin High School’s Jazz Band of 30 students played three songs; Tito Puente’s “Ran Kan Kan,” Charles Mingus’ “Goodbye Pork Pie Hat,” and “Better Get Hit in Your Soul.” The band played alongside 19 other bands from Massachusetts and performed for a panel of college professors and professional performing jazz artists for medal awards. They received a Superior Gold Medal for their performance and will advance to the Gold Medal Showcase on May 5 at the Hatch Memorial Shell at the Charles River Esplanade in Boston.