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Middle school bands to perform Tuesday

The Jamestown Middle School bands will perform their award-winning music at their spring concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the JMS gym. The concert is free.

The JMS seventh- and eighth-grade bands performed at Mandan’s Big Muddy Band Festival on Tuesday.   The festival featured more than 20 bands in grades 6-12 from throughout North Dakota, including Mandan, Bismarck, Minot and Jamestown. The groups are judged and ranked based upon a number of criteria measuring musical technique and expressiveness. Both of the JMS bands received the Gold Award, which is the festival’s highest honor. In addition, Connor Fuchs was named Outstanding Trumpet Soloist and the JMS percussion section was recognized for Outstanding Musicianship.

The seventh-grade band performed Vince Gassi’s “Mysterion,” Rob Romeyn’s “When the Wind Whispers” and “March of the Brigadier Guards” by Sir Arthur Sullivan. The eight-grade band performed Michael Sweeney’s “Knights of Destiny,” Erik Morales’ “Epiphany” and “Adrenaline Engines” by Randall Standridge. 

The JMS bands will perform these selections at the spring concert. Also performing is the sixth-grade band.

The JMS bands are under the direction of Ken Aune.