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Jazz One and Two Shine

posted Feb 21, 2011, 7:19 PM by Jayson Gerth

The Southeast Polk High School Jazz One performed twice this past weekend with Jazz One placing second out of 19 bands at UNI's Tallcorn Jazz Festival on Friday and third out of seven 4A bands at the Indianola Jazz Encounter on Saturday. Jazz Two placed 5th out of ten in the Second Band Class at the Tallcorn Jazz Festival.

Nate Sparks (trumpet and piano) received honorable mention best soloist in Class 4A at the Tallcorn Jazz Festival and Overall Best Soloist at the Indianola Jazz Festival. Other SEP students receiving citations for outstanding solos from both festivals this past weekend were Dan Purscell (Tallcorn on trombone and guitar and Indianola on trombone) and Tanner O'Connor (Tallcorn and Indianola on guitar). In addition, students receiving outstanding soloist citations at the Indianola Jazz Festival include Eric Angeroth Franks, trumpet; Sam DeLouis, alto saxophone, and Tori Piper, tenor saxophone.

SEP Jazz One will next perform at 1:00pm during the Jim Coffin Jazz Festival at Woodward Granger High School. Jazz One and Two will then be in concert in the SEP Auditorium at 7:00pm on March 3, 2011.

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