Niebuhr takes top jazz band award at Central

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Clarinetist Angela Christenson, tenor saxophonist Malissa Roberts and alto saxophonist Sean Pitts perform at the Jazz Central concert Wednesday night. Dave Thoss photo

Central High School’s jazz band concert was last night.

A highlight of this spring concert each year is the naming of the Louis Armstrong Award. This year’s winner was Ryan Niebuhr, a four-year jazz band member and bassist.

Bassist Ryan Niebuhr (left) accepts the Louis Armstrong Award from director Jack Plovanich.

Bassist Ryan Niebuhr (left) accepts the Louis Armstrong Award from director Jack Plovanich. David Thoss photo

Armstrong award winner Ryan Niebuhr in action.

Armstrong award winner Ryan Niebuhr in action. David Thoss photo

Members of this year’s Jazz Central are Kiel Cruey, Maeghan Darrell, Max Felgenhauer, Riley Thoss, Calvin Johnson, Jordan Leslie, ┬áRyan Piccolo, Hannah Andrekus, Luke Melograno, Alex Picchietti, Kayla Arbet, Sean Pitts, Malissa Roberts, Kyle Mobile, Elle Anderson, Rachel Martin, Angela Christenson and Ryan Niebuhr.

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