Aurelia Jazz Band Director Ryan Meyer, right, pays close attention as his group performs at Tuesday's Iowa State Jazz Band Championships in Des Moines. The talented Aurelia band placed third out of 15 teams in the Class 1A competition, with sisters Audrey and Gracie Winterhof named Outstanding Performers in 1A, and the Winterhofs and Kate Carlson and Lexie Tuttle also winning solo awards. Photo by Paul Struck
Cherokee Jazz Band Cherokee Jazz Band Director Paul McEntaffer, middle left, conducts during the band's performance at Tuesday's Iowa State Jazz Band Championships in Des Moines. Cherokee was one of 15 bands earning a state berth in the Class 2A competition. There were four classes competing, 1A, 2A, 3A, and 4A. South O'Brien also performed in 2A and Storm Lake in 3A. Photo by Paul Struck.
Aurelia places third in Class 1A; Cherokee, SOS also compete
Senior leaders - Cherokee Washington High Band Director Paul McEntaffer, back middle, thanked his dedicated seniors for their four years of performing with the Jazz Band, including, left to right, Liz Ross, Maggie Lubeck, and Alex Struck. Photo by Paul Struck
The Aurelia Jazz Band finished third in Class 1A.
Ham it up - After their competition at Tuesday's Iowa State Jazz Band Championships in Des Moines, the Cherokee Jazz Band had some fun during their post-performance photo session to celebrate another tremendously successful year. Photo by Paul Struck