Jazz Band 1

Awards and Recognition:2019- 2020- Jimmy Simmons Jazz Festival, Outstanding Performing Ensemble- Jimmy Simmons Jazz Festival, Outstanding Soloists- Angel Gomez (flugel), Steve Molina (tenor sax), Luis Palacios (alto sax), and the Saxophone Section.- Bill Watrous Jazz Festival, Superior Ratings- Bill Watrous Jazz Festival, Outstanding Soloists- Angel Gomez (flugel) and Steve Molina (tenor sax)2018- 2019- Bill Watrous Jazz Festival Superior Ratings- Bill Watrous Jazz Festival, 3rd Place Overall- CFISD VIPS Invited Ensemble2017- 2018- Bill Watrous Jazz Festival, Superior Ensemble

The Cypress Springs Jazz Band 1 has been a consistent "first division" ensemble at the Sam Houston State Bill Watrous Jazz Festival and an Outstanding Performing Ensemble at the Jimmy Simmons Jazz Festival at Lamar University. The ensemble has been invited to perform for the CFISD New Teacher Orientation, VIPS Volunteer banquet, CFISD Transportation banquet, and other various locations.

In February 2018, the ensemble presented the first annual CSHS Jazz Dinner Dance- a night of swing music, dancing, and dinner. This tradition continues on today!

Jazz Band 1 is under the direction of Kaylee Christensen.