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All that jazz

PIHS Jazz band performs at District Jazz Festival
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Admire the trophies. PIHS Jazz band traveled to Houlton on Feb. 12 and earned a silver award at the District Jazz Festival. “I loved playing that song because I just love the Beatles” Kenzie McLaughlin ‘26 said.

On Monday, Feb. 12 the Presque Isle jazz band traveled to Houlton Middle/High School. They went there to show off their skills at the District Jazz Festival. “I like jazz bands because we get to play more diverse music,” Kenzie Maclaughlin ’26 said. “My favorite song that they played was “And I Love Her” by the Beatles,” Maclaughlin ‘26 said. 

The whole group earned a silver award which qualified them for the state level festival. However, the jazz band has decided not to travel down to the state festival.

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    Chuck AkeleyMar 18, 2024 at 4:37 pm

    So thankful to hear that PIHS still has a jazz program! Way back when I was there (Class of 1980), playing in jazz band was the highlight of my week, year and life! I fondly remember Dick Kenison, who led us to state several times and was (pardon the pun) “instrumental” in leading me to music college, which later became seven years of playing/writing in the USAF bands. I hope and pray that PIHS will keep growing the program and again seek state competition. Blessings!

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