Jazz I is going to State
March 17, 2014Mt Pleasant High School
Late Sunday afternoon Mount Pleasant High School’s top jazz band, Jazz 1, received word that they were invited to compete in the Iowa Jazz Championships to be held April 8 in Des Moines.
The Iowa Jazz Championships Board of Directors chose Mount Pleasant to be among 15 bands in Class 3A - and 60 overall - to participate and will compete as a wild card entry after placing first at the Indian Hills Jazz Fest in Ottumwa and third at the Southeast Iowa Bandmasters Association District Contest in Iowa City.
Jazz I is scheduled to perform at 11:00 am at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center (formerly known as Veterans Memorial Auditorium), which is part of the Iowa Events Center complex in downtown Des Moines.
The top two bands from each of the four classes will compete in the finals that evening at the Des Moines Civic Center.
Jim DePriest is director of Jazz I.