Northeast to host 35th Jazz Festival

by jamesc  3/14/2017 8:27:15 AM -- 

NORFOLK – Thousands of junior and senior high school students representing close to 85 ensembles from approximately 65 high schools throughout the region will take part in the annual Jazz Festival at Northeast Community College.

Sponsored by Northeast Community College and the Northeast Area Jazz Ensemble (NAJE), the 35th annual event is a two-day festival set for Monday and Tuesday, March 27-28, in the Cox Activities Center on the Northeast campus in Norfolk.  The festival begins at 7:45 a.m. on Monday and 8:10 a.m. on Tuesday. 

Trophies will be awarded to the top four jazz bands and shown choirs and vocal jazz choirs in each of the four levels of competition. Outstanding instrumental and vocal soloists’ trophies will also be presented in each division.

Dr. Linda Boullion, music department chair and director of choral music activities at Northeast, invites everyone to share in the experience.

"Every year, we see some very talented young musicians and vocalists at our festival.  It makes for two days of music for our competing students and entertainment for the other guests. We encourage the public to come to campus to enjoy some great performances.”

The Northeast Community College Jazz Festival continues to be one of the few jazz festivals in the Midwest approved by the National Association of Secondary Principals for high school and junior high school participation.

The Northeast Jazz Festival is free and open to the public.  For more information, contact Boullion at (402) 844-7354.

 

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Members of the Norfolk Senior High “Showstoppers” perform at the 2016 Northeast Community College Jazz Festival.

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