I was selected as a member of the prestigious 2014 Jazz Band of America! Several of my friends from Stanford and Centrum will be playing at the national festival, too! Here’s the letter I received:

Dear Max,


Congratulations on being selected as a member of the 2014 Jazz Band of America!  Thank you for submitting a recording and participating in the audition process for this elite ensemble.  Members of the applied music faculty from some of our country’s leading universities evaluated the recordings.  The performance level of all of the recordings was extremely high, and you should be very proud of your accomplishments. 


As Music for All celebrates the 23rd anniversary of the National Concert Band Festival, we are excited that you will be a part of the prestigious 2014 Jazz Band of America. Caleb Chapman will conduct the Jazz Band for 2014. We expect this opportunity will be a milestone in your musical career. 

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