Two students from the Mighty Cardinal Band were recently selected to perform in the Association of Texas Small School Bands 2019 All-Region Jazz Ensemble.


Melissa High School sophomore Kaycee Fender placed first on jazz piano at the region competition. Junior Jack Griset placed second on drum set. Both students qualified for the area competition and had a recording session for the All-State Jazz Band.


Fender and Griset will participate in a two-day clinic, rehearsing music to be performed at the ATSSB concert on Nov. 12, 2019 at the Greenhill School Marshall Family Performing Arts Center in Addision. The concert begins at 7 p.m. and is free to attend.