Central Lyon Jazz

From left, Central Lyon High School trumpet player Brendan Huisman and clarinet player Charlotte Berg perform during the Morningside College Jazz Festival at Eppley Auditorium on Wednesday. The jazz band from Central Lyon earned first place among Class 1A bands in the festival, which ran from Wednesday through Friday.

Justin Wan, Sioux City Journal

SIOUX CITY | Musicians from Central Lyon, Okoboji, Storm Lake and Omaha Westside topped their respective divisions in the 45th Annual Morningside College Jazz Festival held last week.

Central Lyon, under the direction of Sherwin Langholdt, claimed the Class 1A prize, edging second-place South O'Brien and third-place Kingsley-Pierson.

Joseph Kovarna, of MVAO High School, earned outstanding soloist honors.

Okoboji High School in Milford, Iowa, set the gold standard in Class 2A, as South Central Calhoun and Washington High School in Cherokee, Iowa, finished second and third, respectively.

Hanna Roberts, of Okoboji, earned the top soloist honor, while her school also claimed the traveling trophy among Class 1A and Class 2A bands.

Storm Lake High School topped the Class 3A charts. Sioux Center High School and Winterset Jazz 1 earned second- and third-place accolades.

Andrea Verburg, of Sioux Center High School, was chosen as outstanding soloist in Class 3A.

Omaha Westside Jazz I earned a first-place prize in Class 4A, while Sioux Falls Washington Jazz I and Sioux City North Jazz 1 claimed second- and third-place finishes.

Emmanuel Michael and Jake Schofield, of Sioux Falls Washington, were named outstanding soloists. Omaha Westside's musicians claimed the traveling trophy for Class 3A/4A.

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