Several Soquel High School music ensembles recently competed in the Heritage Music Festival in San Diego. The A Jazz Band received the highest score of the festival and a Gold Award. Drummer Grae Zimmerman and saxophonist Caleb Gotthardt were recognized for individual excellence.

On May 4, the Soquel High Music Fund will host their annual Calamari Dinner. Tickets are $15; all proceeds benefit Soquel High music programs. In addition to wonderful food, the evening will feature vocal and instrumental performances.