Area bands compete in Triton Jazz Festival

FORT DODGE – The inaugural Triton Jazz Festival was held on the Iowa Central Community College campus on Jan. 17.

Fourteen jazz bands from Class 1A, 2A, 3A, and 4A high schools performed for a panel of judges, who provided clinical critiques.

First, second, and third place rankings are as follows:

Class 1A High School

Prairie Valley No. 1 ranking

Southeast Webster Grand No. 2 ranking

Class 2A High School

Okoboji No. 1 ranking

South Central Calhoun No. 2 ranking

Alta Aurelia No. 3 ranking

Class 3A High School

Humboldt No. 1 ranking

Greene County No. 2 ranking

Nevada No. 3 ranking

Class 4A

Fort Dodge Senior High No. 1 ranking

Soloists from the various schools also received award, including Demetry Thongsouk (Alto Sax) and

Colt Richardson (Tenor Sax), both from Webster City High School.