The Maputo Project
Fifteen years ago, Band Director Ray Morrow invited former jazz students to join the current band to play Maputo for an Upper School Assembly while projecting the video live on the old theater wall. This year he repeated the Maputo Project, this time inviting faculty as well. A few weeks ago, current and former jazz students played Maputo at an Upper School assembly and were joined by Chris Beaven (trumpet), Danise Chalkins (piano), Marc Chillemi (trumpet), Duncan Hardy (alto sax), Lorry Stillman (piano), and Ray himself (tenor sax). The purpose of the Project, according to Ray, “was to give former jazz students a chance to perform a fun tune with the current ensemble.” It also treated the rest of the Upper School student and faculty to delightful performance. In addition, Ray noted about the show, “The “Jumbotron” looked much better this time around!” Enjoy the the performance yourself by clicking here.