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The Grammy Award winning band proves their musical merits at festival.
For students in Flint, Mich., music is an outlet for those impacted by the water crisis.
There's pressure to excel at state festival, where only top bands are invited to perform.
A third generation band director quickly prepares students for the State Jazz Festival.
To prepare for State Jazz festival the top band students meet every weekday at 6:35AM.
A new director leads the orchestra in hopes of continuing the school's winning tradition.
The director's daughter feels pressure to succeed, though her mom treats all equally.
To perform at the Detroit Jazz Fest students must get a one at the MSBOA jazz festival.
Anchor Bay Jazz Band Performs "Crystal Silence" By Chick Corea
St. John's High School Symphonic Band performs Festivo
Ann Arbor Huron High School Jazz Band Performs "Whiplash" & "Basie Straight Ahead"
Jackson Northwest HS Band Performs "Who's Who In Navy Blue" By John Philip Sousa
Jackson HS Jazz Band Performs "Chilli Pepper Got Your Tongue" and "Summer Never Ends"
Chelsea HS Symphonic Orchestra Performs "Berceuse and Finale" from the Firebird Suite.
Manchester High School Band performs "Rough Riders"by Karl King.
East Lansing High School Symphonic Orchestra Performs "March Militaire" By Saint-Saens