Contributed by Muskie Bands
On Saturday, February 11, the MHS Jazz Band and MHS Jazz Ensemble travelled to Southeast Polk High School to compete in the Southeast Polk Jazzfest. The MHS Jazz Band competed in the second band category and earned Best Rhythm Section of the category. Outstanding Solo Awards went to Christina Szymanski on vibes, Elise Shield on the alto sax, Liz Hurlbut on tenor sax, Al Evans on trombone, and Griffen Jones on trumpet. The MHS Jazz Band placed third in the second band class. The MHS Jazz Ensemble competed in the 4A category and earned best Saxophone section, Best Trombone Section, and Best Rhythm Section of the day in class 4A. Outstanding Solo Awards were earned by Jack Eichelberger on upright bass, Zach Miller on bass trombone, Joe Morrison on tenor sax, Ody Orr on trumpet, Ethan Sherer on trombone, and Chasey Sedam on baritone sax! The MHS Jazz Ensemble took second place in class 4A.