Local Jazz Bands Do Well at StateWritten by Theresa Rose on April 1, 2015
Both Winfield Mt. Union and Mt. Pleasant finished in the top 8 at the Iowa Jazz Championships held Tuesday in Des Moines. There are 15 bands in each of the four high school classes. The Championships recognize the top eight bands in each class. WMU finished 5th in class 1A and Mt Pleasant finished 7th out of 15 in class 3A. Both schools competed last year but neither were in the top eight. WMU was sixth in 2013. MPCHS finished in the top 8 in 2009 and 2010. The groups perform in the daytime competition, and the top two bands from each classification perform in the evening finals competition.