On Saturday, January 30th, the Eddyville Blakesburg Fremont High School Jazz Band earned a division I rating at the State Jazz Band Contest in Pella. The band has earned a division I rating twelve of the last fourteen years. E.B.F.H.S. Jazz I is directed by Joe Overton. The band has 22 members this year.
The next competition for Jazz I will be at the Indian Hills Jazz Festival on February 27th.
They will perform at 8:25 in class 2A competition. On March 5th, the band will defend their title at the SEIBA District Jazz Contest in Iowa City. The annual Jazz Band Concert will be on March 15th at 7:00. The EBFHS Jazz Band will also appear at the Night of Jazz at the Daily Auditorium in Oskaloosa on Friday April1st along with other area jazz bands. Friends and supporters of the band are encouraged to attend.