Updated: Dec 2, 2019
Jack Tucker is a high school senior who has much to celebrate as he prepares for graduation. He is a decorated musician with an array of honors and accolades to his credit.
As first-chair on alto saxophone and a section leader, he wraps up his high school marching band career with a solo in the third movement in the fall 2018 half time program. During four games and three competitions, he made his way across the field to approach the microphone then filled the air with the smooth sound of his saxophone at full breath to secure his place as a crowd favorite.
In Jazz Band, Jack plays the piano and the alto sax, with solo performances on both. His rendition of Sunday Drive on the sax gets toes tapping as he plays at a senior citizen luncheon. On the piano, he pounds the keys in an improvised run before jumping back into the swing of the band.While performing at the Greater St. Louis Jazz Festival, Jack was awarded a certificate of excellence for his piano playing.
Much to his surprise, Jack was also awarded the coveted Louis Armstrong Award at Eureka High School. His name is now displayed on a plaque in the school’s band hall, along with the talented predecessors that have since graduated.
In the spring of 2019, while on the annual band trip with his class, Jack was awarded the Maestro Award for a solo saxophone performance in Symphonic Band by WorldStrides On Stage. The Maestro Award is given to the few performers who excel in their craft. In this particular event, the award was bestowed on only four of the 350 students in attendance.
He has also earned three gold medals at state for solo and ensemble performances on the saxophone. This has, in turn, secured him two Rockwood Board Awards for musicianship.
Jack is not only talented and handsome, he is kind and very well-liked by his peers. His senior photo session was showcased in the Senior Style Guide for his contribution to excellence in his school. In the fall of 2019, Jack will be attending Missouri S&T to study engineering with an academic scholarship. Congratulations Jack!