On Saturday, the LHHS Jazz Ensemble earned first place among District 5A schools in the TCU Jazz Festival. The competition is one of the most prestigious high school jazz festivals in the area and attracts top groups from North Texas and beyond.

This year, the LH ensemble bested Southlake Carroll, Rowlett High, and other perennial strong placers to take the first-place title. Mark Lara directs the LHHS musicians.

Individually, senior Garrett Wingfield was crowned Outstanding Saxophonist among all 5A bands competing, and sophomore Will Hughes was named Outstanding Bass Player.

In this photo, director Mark Lara celebrates with, front row, Garrett Wingfield, Jordan Brooks, Pearson Smith, Erik Estrada, Luke Wingfield (Garrett’s twin), Tyler Patton, Adam Tonn and, back row, Kelsey Hohnstein, Sarah Pickett, Greyson Morgan, Hannah Siegers, Will Hughes, Asher Odom, Mason Puckett, Dillon McIntyre, Dillon Dingwell and Alex Roth.