The Highlighters, Temple High School’s premiere jazz band, are masters of slit and improvisation, according to executive Brent Mathensen. That talent led a rope to a 16th annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition and Festival during Lincoln Center in New York City.
The Highlighters is one of 15 high propagandize jazz bands, and a usually from Texas, who competent to contest and attend in workshops and jam sessions during a three-day festival in May.
“Jazz is mostly referred to as America’s art form,” Mathensen said. “Jazz came from a opposite kinds of influences that usually happened due to a melting pot of America, and Jazz during Lincoln Center believes this is an art form that needs to be promoted.”