The Earlham High School Jazz Band, under the direction of Mr. Nate Sletten, participated in the Iowa Jazz Championships on Tuesday, April 5th in downtown Des Moines. The band placed 5th in Class 2A out of the top 15 bands in the state. Austin Griswold (junior) earned a Class 2A "Outstanding Performer" plaque at the afternoon awards ceremony. Austin Griswold (junior) and Grant Becker (junior) earned Outstanding Soloist certificates. The EHS Jazz Band wrapped up a very successful year with 1st Place finishes at the SCIBA Jazz Festival, Simpson College Jazz Festival, Jim Coffin Jazz Festival, and Hoover Jazz Festival. This is the jazz band's fourth consecutive year placing in the top 5 bands at the Iowa Jazz Championships. Congratulations to all of the students on a great year of jazz!