The Paideia School

Band Student Earns Spot in the GMEA All-State Jazz Ensemble

Congratulations to Raja Hofmeister ’25 who has been named 1st Chair Trumpet in the 2024 GMEA All-State Jazz Ensemble! Raja participated in a two level audition process and was awarded the highest score in the final round. Only 5 players are named to the trumpet section.  Raja will attend the GMEA In-Service Conference in January for rehearsals and a performance under the direction of Scotty Barnhart, the leader of the Count Basie Orchestra and Professor of Jazz Trumpet at Florida State University.