2021 SCMEA Featured Performer: Easley Jazz

The Easley First Class Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Mrs. Tori Bevels for the past four years, is the premier jazz ensemble at Easley High School. Under her tenure as director, the ensemble has received consistent Superiors with Distinction at the South Carolina Jazz Performance Assessment and hosted several members of the SCBDA All-State Jazz Ensemble. The ensemble consists of 9th-12th grade students. The 2020-21 school year has presented challenges for programs statewide in a multitude of different ways.

“This year has looked very different and presented its own set of challenges; it has pushed us to a new level of using our time efficiently. With that in mind, I could not be any prouder of the passion and perseverance our students have shown this year. The 2020-21 school year may look different, but we are still doing everything we can to make music happen in our community!” Tori Bevels