Featured Ensemble

Rockport High School Jazz Ensemble I

Rockport High School, Rockport , MA

Rockport High School’s Jazz Ensemble I has been under the direction of Anthony Covelli for the last 5 years. During that time they’ve performed at the beautiful Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport, MA. In an effort to build and foster a lasting relationship with the community at large, Jazz Ensemble I under Mr. Covelli has hosted an annual exchange with Havre de Grace HS Jazz Band, hosted an annual Senior Citizen Swing Dance each December, as well as reaching out for local community concerts upon request and competing at Berklee, Delaware, New Hampshire, and New York Jazz Competitions annually.

2015 marked the first entrance into the prestigious Berklee High School Jazz Festival for Jazz Ensemble I and Director Anthony Covelli. Competing in the Large Ensemble Class L6, Jazz Ensemble I’s vocalist, Sophomore Kiva Trumbour, was awarded two separate distinctions. Kiva was first awarded the Judge’s Choice award as the Top Performer in Jazz Ensemble I and then later in the evening Kiva was awarded the Outstanding Musicianship Award in Class L6. In their second straight year at the Berklee Competition, Jazz Ensemble I placed in the Top 5 in 2016 and Kiva finished in 3rd place in the brand new Singers Showcase! Kiva is also the newest professional member of the Beantown Swing Orchestra, having been signed in late 2015 and was joined by Lead Trumpet Charlotte Salmon in 2016. Kiva Trumbour won the 2017 Singer’s Showcase at Berklee and Jazz Ensemble I finished in 3rd place in group L6 after a very successful competition.

          January 26, 2019