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Saturday, March 9th, 2019 - All City Swing Dance

Don't miss this chance to see MHS's award winning jazz bands perform in the beautiful ballroom of Muscatine's new

Merril Hotel.

The Muscatine Band program, under the direction of Jeff Heid and Lee Plummer, is a diverse program offering music education and performance to students at the Muscatine High School.

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MHS Jazz Ensemble Members:

Lauren Lettington, Taylor Stogdill, Justin DeFosse, Andrew Kundel, Chasey Sedam, Justin Hughes, Ethan Sherer, Kim Frisbie, Claysha O’Neill, Brissa Echavarria, Joaquin Bobay, Rachel Mullikin, Kate Eads, Odysseus Orr, Rolando Garcia, Carlos Acuna, and Kevin Erber.


MHS Jazz Ensemble First in Competition

The MHS Jazz Ensemble transported all to The Big Easy during their award-winning performance at the 6th Annual Southeast Polk JazzFest in Pleasant Hill, IA on Saturday, February 9th. Under the direction of Mr. Lee Plummer, Muscatine placed first in 4A competition followed by Urbandale in second place and Newton in third. Muscatine also took home outstanding awards for trumpet, trombone, and saxophone sections.

University of Northern Iowa School of Music faculty member Mike Conrad mentored the ensemble in a post-performance session that drilled down into the particulars to reveal new possibilities for achieving even higher levels of musicianship. Exciting things are on the horizon for the MHS Jazz Ensemble this season!

The group will compete at the Liberty Jazz Festival in North Liberty on Friday, February 15th. They will also perform at the 15th Annual All-City Swing Dance at The Merrill Hotel in downtown Muscatine from 6:00-10:00pm on Saturday, March 9th. For more information about the MHS Jazz Ensemble, please contact Mr. Lee Plummer atLee.Plummer@mcsdonlineorg. For more information about the All-City Swing Dance on March 9th, please contact MHS Director of Bands, Mr. Jeff Heid atJeff.Heid@mcsdonline.org .