SL jazz band scores first at Morningside

Storm Lake High School jazz band placed first out of 10 in Class 3A bands last Friday at the Morningside Jazz Festival in Sioux City. Solo Awards went to Logan Musel on trap set, Kevin Xayyavong on flugelhorn, Juan Espino on trumpet, Luke Nicholson on vibes, Ethan Courter on guitar and Arwal Andrews on clarinet. “Love how improvisation is alive and well in Storm Lake!” was one of the judges’ comments. The band is under the direction of Colleen Hecht. Above: Ethan Courter solos on guitar.

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