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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.
Morrice band students have never been to state festival, so nerves are especially high.
St. Johns has a tradition of earning ones at festival and this year is no exception.
Grammy Award-winning Ann Arbor Huron Jazz Band competes at State Jazz Festival.
Northwest earned a division one at district now they are on their way to State Festival.
Jackson jazz students have limited rehearsal time, so nerves run high at state 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