Main achievements: 2nd place in the
competition Swingin Saxonia in Germany, 1st place in the Welt
Jugendmusic festival Zurich 2017, 1st place in the International
Competition-Festival Wind Rhythms 2014 and 2015; 1st place and Main
Prize in the International Competition-Festival Wind Rhythms 2016, Grand
Prix in 8th International Festival "Pavasario Trimitai 2015" in
Lithuania, 1st prize Cum Laude in 63rd European Youth Music Festival
Neerpelt/Belgium, Special Award from Bydgoszcz youth palace Director as
well as approval from Head of professional big band Jozef Eliash, 37th
Musical Impressions festival, Bydgoszcz, Poland; great success in Open
Air Stage concert, Poland; concerts in Liepaja, Riga, Skrunda,
Ventspils, Embute etc.
On July 2017 and 2018 Melngailskolas Big Band participated in the International Jazz festival in Aarhus / Denmark.
March 4, 2016 for collective growth, active and outstanding achievments
in international competitions in 2015 Big Band received Liepaja Culture
Prize 2015 - statuette and bonus of EUR 2100.
On May 21, 2016 in concert hall Great Amber Big Band performed together with world class trumpet player Konstantins Jemeljanovs (USA).
On 2nd of July 2016 musicians participated in 13th International festival of jazz music in Marezige/Slovenia.On 6th of July 2016 Big Band played swing music programm in festival in Pilzen/Czech Republic.
Vocal - Klinta Ivika Erdmane
Flute / Saxophone - Katrīne Sabīne Kalniņa
Saxophone - Anna Marija Kukuka, Simona Marija Jansone, Inga Vamze, Miks Jurovs
Trumpet - Edgars Ermansons, Mārtiņš Zujs, Kristers Dreimanis, Lība Klinta Jermoļenko
Trombone - Mārtiņš Knets, Māris Valkjūns, Sintija Millere
Keyboard - Gita Grīnberga
Guitar - Miks Akots, Aleksandrs Eduards Cimermanis, Vladislavs Davidenko
Bass guitar - Mārtiņš Zālīte, Justs Pēteris Jansons