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Darlington "525 Swing" Jazz Band Receive the Highest Rating of Superior at JPA.

Darlington "Total Package" Jazz Band Receive the Highest Rating of Superior at the South Carolina Band Director's Association Jazz Performance Assessment.

On March 4th 2023, Darlington High School's Jazz Band traveled to Newberry College in Newberry, SC to be adjudicated at the 2023 Jazz Performance Assessment. This event is for all public school jazz bands that would like to be assessed for comments or a rating. The ratings are Superior, Excellent, Good and Poor. The Darlington High School "525 Swing Street" Jazz Band received the highest rating of Superior.

The Selections performed were NOWS THE TIME, A CHILD IS BORN & EARTH WIND AND FIRE DANCE MEDLEY. Director of Bands Brendan Johnson stated "the kids have worked very hard. They were hungry for the rating they received on today. The Jazz Band is one of our most prestige ensembles and have proven themselves to be extremely talented and devoted. They'll forever cherish this moment." Although Mr. Johnson is the head director of Darlington's Band Program, he could not have done it without the help of his associate director Mr. Johnus Greenlee.

You can see the list below of the students who are on the 525 SWING ST roster. If you would like to book the jazz band, you may do so by phone (843) 398-2829 or by email You may also book the band online at

"Total Package" Jazz Band Roster

Brendan Johnson Director

Johnus Greenlee Director

1st Alto Saxophone Jabarie Johnson

2nd Alto Saxophone Julian Herring

2nd Alto Saxophone Romar Jones

1st Tenor Saxophone Lupita Stevens

2nd Tenor Saxophone Warren Frierson

1st Trombone Sabrina Wynn

2nd Trombone Zakiyah McClain

3rd Trombone Natasia Johnson

4th Trombone Kayla Willard

1st Trumpet Christopher McBride

2nd Trumpet Tierra Patterson

3rd Trumpet Mysan Gee

4th Trumpet Laquasia Zimmerman

Piano Christian Hough

Drums Keshawn Williams

Auxiliary Nolan Hodge

We are beyond excited for these students and their representation of our great program!

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