In the Spotlight and Taking First Place

Wilmington Youth Jazz Band at the Grand Opera House in Wilmington, DE June 2, 2013 (Photo Credit: Nancy J .Powell)
Wilmington Youth Jazz Band at the Grand Opera House in Wilmington, DE June 2, 2013 competing in “In the Spotlight” (Photo Credit: Nancy J. Powell)

On June 2nd, The Wilmington Youth Jazz Band (WYJB) took first place in the finale of the “In the Spotlight” competition at the Grand Opera House in Wilmington, Delaware.  The finale was a culmination in a series of qualifying competitions, and included vocalists, musicians, and poets from all over the tri-state area (Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey).

During the performance, Mrs. Fostina Dixon-Kilgoe directed the Wilmington Youth Jazz Band, which included alumni from the Berlee College of Music, in a mesmerizing rendition of Red Clay by Freddie Hubbard.  After their performance, each member of the judging panel highly commended the talent of the band and gave particular praise to the soloists and Mrs. Fostina Dixon-Kilgoe.

Check out the WYJB’s performance of “Red Clay” from the “In the Spotlight” competition.