Zumwalt West Student Performs in National Honor Ensemble
Michael Ferrante, a senior at Fort Zumwalt West High School, was selected by Music for All to perform in one of the nation’s finest honor ensembles, the 2012 Jazz Band of America.
Ferrante was selected from numerous applicants from across the nation for membership in this prestigious honor ensemble.
Ferrante began studying the saxophone at the age of 12 and his love of music and playing ability has excelled since that time. Ferrante has been a member of his high school jazz band for four years.
He earned the lead tenor saxophone chair in the Missouri All State Jazz Band for three consecutive years, and earned lead alto saxophone chair for the past two years. He also has earned superior ratings at the Missouri State Solo and Ensemble Festival throughout his high school career.
The Jazz Band of America performed Friday, March 16 at Clowes Memorial Hall located on the campus of Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana.