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Jazz Band takes 1st Place at SCIBA Contest

posted Dec 13, 2015, 4:03 PM by mwright@ecsdcards.com
The Earlham High School Jazz Band earned 1st Place in Class 2A at the South Central Iowa Bandmasters Association High School Jazz Festival on Saturday, December 12th.  The band performed in the Winterset High School auditorium.  The other schools competing in Class 2A included Ogden, Woodward-Granger, Des Moines Christian, West Marshall, Central Decatur, and Roland Story.  The band's two outstanding soloists were Grant Becker (guitar) and Austin Griswold (alto sax).  The 1st Place finish automatically qualifies the band for the Iowa Jazz Championships on April 5, 2016.

Jazz Band Members Include:
Austin Griswold
Eva Fisk
Klay Evans
Cassie Bond
John Tibben

Tate Rasmussen
Joshua Woolcott
Natassja Reed
Jake Willem

McKenzie von Rentzell
Holly Partlow
Kelsey Tibbs
Lauren Thomson
Keaton Kester
Nick Coon

Rhythm Section:
Anna Kroeger (drums)
Josh Smith (piano)
Grant Becker (guitar)
Elisabeth Evans (aux percussion)
Stephen Woolcott (bass)

Madison Young
Kaylee Hohertz
Kristen Allison