Five Parkway students were selected to sing in the 2017 All-State Vocal Jazz Ensemble, comprising nearly a third of all Missouri students selected.
Local jazz singers included Jordyn Patterson from North High, and Joon Bang, Mason Todd, Mitchell Vierling and Caroline Vogl from West High. West High student Katia Frederick was selected as an alternate.
The students rehearsed and performed with distinguished jazz performer and composer Rosana Eckert during the annual Missouri Choral Directors Association conference in July in Jefferson City, Missouri.
The All-State Vocal Jazz Ensemble is made up of 16 jazz singers in Missouri selected from student applicants ranging from juniors in high school to seniors in college.