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JAZZ CHAMPIONSHIPS: Valley Vocalese Wins 4A
JAZZ CHAMPIONSHIPS: Valley Vocalese Wins 4A

The 2013 Iowa Jazz Championships were held last  week and several metro schools took home top awards.

The Valley High School vocal jazz group Vocalese won first place in class 4A with their performance that included “Morning Coffee.”

Members of Vocalese are Shelby Reddig, Casey Johnson, Emma Stier, Claudia Malchow, Jessica Martens, Stephanie Hansen, Becca Finkelshteyn, Emma Lind, Tommy Lau, Zach Lepperd, Connor Wang, Noah Reddig, Sam Cacciatore, Austin Weiser, Andy Han, and Michael Key.

“We are honored to be selected and I am extremely proud of the students whom participated,” said director Greg Simmons.

Waukee came second, Southeast Polk 4th, and Johnston 7th.

Pella came second in Class 3A behind Harlan.

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