ESTHERVILLE, Iowa | South O'Brien High School, Storm Lake High School and Okoboji High School topped their respective enrollment divisions in the 2016 Iowa Lakes Community College Jazz Contest held in Estherville on Tuesday.
Director Brian Cole's group from South O'Brien topped the field of Class 1A bands, edging second-place Central Lyon and third-place finisher Harris-Lake Park High School.
Storm Lake High School's jazz band, directed by Colleen Hecht, was deemed best among Class 3A entrants. Gilbert High School's jazz band and the band from Le Mars Community High School finished in second place and third place, respectively.
Okoboji High School, directed by Toni Hoffmann, won the Class 2A jazz band contest held on Wednesday. Southeast Valley High School earned second place in the Class 2A field, while Sibley-Ocheyedan claimed third among six bands in the contest,