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HHS students perform at Jazz and the Winds concert

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Owen Matzek performs a solo during the Jazz Ensemble II performance. Michelle Wirth / RiverTown Multimedia2 / 8
Three concert bands and two jazz bands performed at the concert. Michelle Wirth / RiverTown Multimedia3 / 8
Sarah Johnson plays a solo with Jazz Ensemble II. Michelle Wirth / RiverTown Multimedia4 / 8
Will Clifford performed with the Jazz Ensemble II. He is pictured playing the vibes for Jazz Ensemble II. Michelle Wirth / RiverTown Multimedia5 / 8
The saxophone section is pictured playing at the Jazz and the Winds concert. Michelle Wirth / RiverTown Multimedia6 / 8
Katie Peine and Luke Harris concentrate while they play the marimba for a performance with the Concert Band. Michelle Wirth / RiverTown Multimedia7 / 8
The Jazz and the Winds concert included performances by the Varsity Band, Jazz II, Concert Band, Jazz I, and the Wind Ensemble. Michelle Wirth / RiverTown Multimedia8 / 8

The Hastings High School Music Department presented Jazz and the Winds Nov. 16 in the HHS auditorium.

The concert featured the Hastings High School Jazz Ensembles and Concert Bands. The performances were directed by Jim Jacobsen and Duane Oldham.

The Varsity Band, Jazz II, Concert Band, Jazz I and Wind Ensemble performed a variety of music for the audience.

Michelle Wirth

Michelle Wirth graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 2013 with a degree in journalism and web design. She worked as a web content editor for a trade association before coming to the Hastings Star Gazette in 2016.

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