KHS Jazz Band

The KHS Jazz Band performed at the Iowa High School Music Association’s state jazz festival on Feb. 1. The band received a Division II rating.

The Knoxville High School Jazz Band performed at the Iowa High School Music Association’s State Jazz Band festival in Pella on Feb. 1.

The band received a Division II rating.

“The band and I felt really great about how the performance went,” says KHS band director Ben McCartney. “Obviously, there are some things to work on. Mainly, our third piece needs to be cleaned up in the areas of timing, transitions and intonation.”

McCartney says he is proud of how far the KHS musicians have come so far this year. He is looking forward to seeing the progress the band continues making through the end of February.

Emma Skahill can be reached at eskahill@journalexpress.net or by calling the newsroom at 641-842-2155.

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