Brian Cole, director of bands at South O'Brien High School in Paullina, Iowa, led his jazz band to a title in the 44th annual Morningside College Jazz Festival.

SIOUX CITY | North High Jazz I took home first-place honors in the Morningside College Jazz Festival, a three-day event that concluded on Friday.

North topped the Class 4A field, followed by Omaha Westside High School Jazz I, which finished second, and Lincoln Southwest High School, which earned third place.

Brandon Vu from North was deemed Outstanding Soloist at the event.

Outstanding Soloist Logan Musel paced Storm Lake High School to a title in Class 3A. Le Mars Community High School earned second place, while MOC-Floyd Valley High School finished in third place.

South Central Calhoun High School, based in Lake City, earned top honors among Class 2A schools. Okoboji High School earned second place, while Sibley-Ocheyedan garnered third-place accolades.

Luke Thompson, of Okoboji, and Shawn Henly, of Alta-Aurelia, earned Outstanding Soloist awards.

Ben Aberson, of South O'Brien High School, highlighted his band's victory in Class 1A with Outstanding Soloist honors. Newell-Fonda High School grabbed second place, while Kingsley-Pierson wrapped up a third-place effort.

Morningside College hosts a jazz festival for middle school bands on March 18.



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