E.B.F.H.S. Jazz Band Places 1st at Indian Hills
On Saturday, February 25th, the Eddyville Blakesburg Fremont Jazz Band placed 1st in class 2A at the Indian Hills Jazz Festival in Ottumwa. Several members of the band earned Outstanding Soloist Awards for their solo performances: Grace Manternach; flute, Delanee Van Zante; Alto Sax, Claire Jager; Alto Sax, Cyrus Rogers; Tenor Sax, Briana Ver Steegh; Tenor Sax, Sara Loving; Trumpet, Maggie Voyles; piano, Dylan Howard; Drums, Julia Fairchild; Vibes, and Riley Bayliss; guitar.
Earlier in the season, EBFHS Jazz I earned a Division II rating at the State Jazz Contest in Pella. (Pictured above)
The bands’ next competition will be Saturday March 4th at the District Jazz Contest at Iowa City West High School. EBF performs at 4:20. Bands that place 1st or 2nd at the district contest will qualify to compete at the Iowa Jazz Championships on April 4th. The band will perform in concert with the junior high jazz band on Tuesday March 14th at the EBFHS Cafetorium. EBFHS Jazz I will also be performing at the Night of Jazz at the Daily Auditorium on Friday March 31st with the Oskaloosa and North Mahaska Jazz Bands.