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The Wellington Secondary Jazz Groups competed at the annual national competition in Ottawa in May 2019, and returned home with 5 gold awards and 4 silver awards.  Bass player Devin Uslu, Baritone saxophonist Peter Kang, Tenor Saxophonist Katrina Rivers, Guitarist Jacob Horwood, Trombonist Mico Valomnte, Pianist Petra Dobek, Drummer Daniel Mottahedeh, Tenor Saxophonist Isabella Cooper and Drummer Nigel Lum were recognized with an honour award for their performance.

Daniel Motthedeh was also awarded Canadian Big Band Drummer of the Year, which comes with a full set of cymbals and Peter Kang was awarded a full tuition scholarship to the Douglas College Jazz Camp.  Trombonist Mico Valmonte and Guitarist Nathan Spivey were previously chosen from hundreds of applications from across Canada to perform as 2 of the 18 member Conn Selmer National Honour Jazz Band.