Our award winning jazz band is comprised of 5 saxes (2 altos, 2 tenors and 1 bari), 4 trombones (3 tenors and 1 bass), 5 trumpets, 2 set players, piano, guitar and bass. If interest level is high, we will have two jazz bands.
Our Jazz I group has won numerous awards over the last 9 years. The band competes every year at various competitions in South Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota and Nebraska. Most recently the band has won 1st place in the AA division for 6 years in row at the Augustana Jazz Festival. The band also hosts its own festival called the Palace City Jazz Festival in February.
Congratulations to the following students on making the MHS Jazz Band this year:
Peter Novak – Alto 1 Niko Arnold– Alto 2 Abby Repenning– Tenor 1 Sam Weller - Tenor 2 Kendra Zirpel– Baritone Sax
Joe Morgan – Lead Trombone Andrew Klingaman– Trombone 2 Olivia Olson – Trombone 3 Adam Ortmeier – Bass Trombone
Matt Biggerstaff – Set/Aux Chris Sejnoha - Set/Aux Brady Dice – Guitar/Vibes Sid Stemper - Guitar Neil Schlimgen– Bass Allison Buckley – Piano
January 24th - Northern State University - Aberdeen January 29th - Palace City Jazz Festival - Mitchell March 5 - Jazz on the Upper Great Plains Festival - Sioux Falls March 26 - Northeast Jazz Festival, Norfolk, NE April 4 - SDSU Jazz Festival - Brookings