While you may or may not know it, our high school has a jazz band! A group of 18 students participate. Jazz Band isn’t just playing for fun, however, as they compete in numerous jazz competitions. The most recent of these competitions was on February 26, 2022, at the Holland Center for Performing Arts located in Omaha. At this competition Nebraska City High School earned a superior rating, the highest rating that can be awarded. Great job NCHS Jazz Band!
Besides competitions, the jazz band plays at different events such as the annual Bandfest, concerts, and out-of-town banquets, showing off their growth throughout the year.
Lastly, I would like to recognize everyone who is a part of the Nebraska City High School Jazz Band as well as the songs that they are playing currently.
Abracadabra by Larry Barton
If I Could Fly by Mike Smukal
Chile Today, Hot Tamale by Rick Hirsch
Jazz Band Members:
Alto Saxophones - Isabelle Bare, Megan Essary, Caleb Poggemeyer, and Elizabeth Poggemeyer
Tenor Saxophones - Elizabeth Luther and Zack Ottemann
Baritone Saxophone - Jaden Leasure
Paige Gowing, Dallas Mueller-Pry, and Matheo Rodriguez
Cole Barton, Jaci Recker, and Timmy Stanek
Percussion - Sebastian Balquier, Marcus Bartman, and Ethan Graves
Bass Guitar - Gabe Collins
Piano - Kiera Rakowski