The Newport High School Jazz Band, under the direction of NHS music teacher John Bringetto, competed in Oregon West Conference Jazz Band Festival on February 18th. And their 21 piece band came away with three trophies – First place, best rhythm section and best brass section.
The festival took place at Cascade High School in Turner. Other high schools participating were Philomath, Cascade , North Marion, and Stayton.
And so now Newport area jazz lovers have an opportunity to see and hear the Jazz Band perform live at their NHS Music Department Spring Concert at Newport Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 26th. Admission is free.
The NHS Concert Band, Intermediate Band, and Choir will also be performing.