EBF 2nd At SEIBA Jazz Contest

The EBF High School Jazz Band placed 2nd in class 2A at the South East Iowa Bandmasters Association District Jazz Contest in Iowa City.

The EBF High School Jazz Band placed 2nd in class 2A at the South East Iowa Bandmasters Association District Jazz Contest in Iowa City. (submitted photo)

On Saturday, March 2nd, the Eddyville Blakesburg Fremont High School Jazz Band placed 2nd in class 2A at the South East Iowa Bandmasters Association District Jazz Contest in Iowa City. The 1st and 2nd place bands from each class qualify for the Iowa Jazz Championships, which will be held at Iowa State University on April 2nd. This is the 33rd year in a row that the E.B.F.H.S. Jazz Band has qualified for the Jazz Championships. Eddyville Blakesburg Fremont placed 2nd behind the excellent band from Mid-Prairie. There were eight 2A bands in competition. EBF outscored the bands from West Branch, West Burlington, Louisa – Muscatine, Central Lee, Davis County, & Williamsburg in class 2A competition.

Several students received an Outstanding Soloist Award for their solo performances. Outstanding Soloist Awards went to: Grace Manternach; flute, Harrison Mock; trumpet, Julia Fairchild; vibes, Delanee Van Zante; alto sax, and Andrea Burger; trombone. Delanee Van Zante had the honor of receiving the Outstanding Soloist of the Day in class 2A for her solo performances. The band is directed by Joe Overton.

The EBFHS Jazz Band will perform in concert with the junior high jazz band on Thursday March 21st at the EBFHS Cafetorium at 7:00 P.M. EBFHS Jazz I will compete at the Iowa Jazz Championships at Iowa State University in Ames on April 2nd. The band performs at 9:00 in class 2A competition. Friends and supporters of the band are encouraged to attend and lend your support.

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