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

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 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.