The Jazz Ensemble from Richards High School in Oak Lawn won trophies at the Herscher Swing and Sing Festival. | Supplied photo
Updated: May 15, 2013 6:03AM
For the second straight year, the jazz ensemble and show choir from Richards High School combined to win top honors at the Herscher Swing and Sing Festival.
The two groups won the Sweepstakes Award for the highest combined instrumental/choral score among all schools at the music festival.
Jazz Ensemble also won the Grand Champion award as the group judged to be the finest among all competing bands.
Several jazz band members won awards as the top soloists for their specific instruments: Roxanne Segina, for trombone; Nick Lisowski, for alto saxophone; and Madeline Doon, for piano.
Charles Martin is the band program director, and Brian Lonergan is the choir program director.