Holy Cross high school Grade 12 student Sarah Atkinson plays the baritone saxaphone at the Envision Jazz Festival in Surrey on Feb. 11.

Holy Cross high school Grade 12 student Sarah Atkinson plays the baritone saxaphone at the Envision Jazz Festival in Surrey on Feb. 11.

Three decades of high school jazz in Surrey

The Envision Jazz Festival welcomes hundreds of student musicians and vocalists to Surrey.

Grade 12 student Sarah Atkinson plays the baritone saxaphone with the Holy Cross Jazz One band during the 30th-annual Envision Jazz Festival at the Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel on Saturday.

The festival, presented by the Surrey School District, ran from Feb. 9-11, welcoming about 2,500 high school students from across the province who performed for adjudicators during the day and experienced evening performances by professionals during the evening.

The annual festival is open to stage and jazz bands, as well as jazz vocalists.