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SMS Jazz Ensemble Named Best in State

By Staff | Mar 11, 2013

At the West Virginia State Jazz Festival on Feb. 24, the Shepherdstown Jazz Ensemble was named the 2013 Middle School Honor Jazz Ensemble– the best middle school jazz band in the state! The SMS Jazz Band traveled to the Charleston Civic Center to present their Honor Concert on Feb. 28.

Each year four bands in the West Virginia are named honor bands: a middle school and high school concert band and a middle school and high school jazz band. This year, two of the four honor bands are from Jefferson County: the Shepherdstown Middle School Jazz Band and the Jefferson High School Symphonic Band. Being chosen an honor band is the highest award the state can bestow.

This is the third consecutive year that Shepherdstown Middle School has earned an honor band title.

Congratulations to the students in the SMS Jazz and the JHS Symphonic Bands!