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17 High Schools to Compete in Ninth Annual Jazz Band Showcase at SteelStacks in February and March

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Photo by Dani Nightlinger

BETHLEHEM, PA—High school bands from Pennsylvania and New Jersey return to the ArtsQuest Center’s Musikfest Café Feb. 23 and March 8 for the ninth annual SteelStacks High School Jazz Band Showcase presented by King, Spry, Herman, Freund & Faul, LLC. Tickets for the event’s preliminary rounds are $7 per session and on sale now at www.steelstacks.org and 610-332-3378.

The 17 jazz bands this year will perform in front of a live audience and a judging panel. Top bands from the preliminary rounds will then advance to the finals on March 29, 4 p.m. The showcase is made possible in 2020 in part by a $20,000 National Endowment for the Arts Art Works grant supporting ArtsQuest’s jazz programming for the region.

The complete list of SteelStacks High School Jazz Band Showcase participants is:

Feb. 23, 12 p.m.

North Penn High School Navy Jazz Band
Warren Hills High School – New Jersey
Phillipsburg High School – New Jersey
Brandywine Heights High School
North Penn High School Columbia Jazz Band

Feb. 23, 4 p.m.

Wilson High School
Easton High School
Saucon Valley High School
Bernards High School – New Jersey
The Hill School
Kutztown High School

March 8, 2 p.m.

Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts
Delaware Valley High School – New Jersey
Freedom High School
Dieruff High School
Central Bucks High School South
Quakertown Community High School

The SteelStacks High School Jazz Band Showcase is a music-in-education program of ArtsQuest and the Moravian College Music Department’s Jazz Studies Program and is made possible thanks to King, Spry, Herman, Freund & Faul, LLC. For more information, please CLICK HERE or call 610-332-3378.