I’ve been in different Jazz Bands at my school from the time I was in sixth grade. Although I never really listened to Jazz music growing up, I’ve had a musical knack for the genre and have participated in the select bands for seven years. Playing my sax in a smaller ensemble has been a learning experience and taught me how to perform on my own whether I’m playing a part by myself or with someone else. Over the years, Marching, Concert, and Jazz bands have given me my best friends that have become family. On Saturday, I played in my final Jazz Band concert with some of my closest friends. At the concert we performed “Basie, Straight Ahead”, “Come Fly With Me”, “Blue”, “Soul Vaccination”, and “Groovin’ Hard”.