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First Day of Iowa Lakes 40th Annual Jazz Contest Winners Announced

January 22, 2014

The first day of competition in the 40th Annual Jazz Band Contest at Iowa Lakes Community College has been completed. Winners from Wednesday, Jan. 22, include:

Class 1A:

1st – Prairie Valley, under the direction of Dianna Hanna
2nd – Central Lyon, under the direction of Sherwin Langholdt
3rd – Woodbury Central, under the direction of Lucas Petersen

Class 3A:

1st – MOC Floyd Valley, under the direction of Kevin Linder
2nd – Spencer, under the direction of Kurt Schwarck
3rd – Storm Lake, under the direction of Jason Heeren

“We always look forward to having young, talented musicians on campus to perform,” commented Carol Ayres, Instrumental Music Professor at Iowa Lakes. “This contest is a great learning opportunity, as the bands get feedback immediately following their performance from our judges so they can improve for future contests and performances.” 

The public is invited to attend the performances free of charge. The schedule is posted on the Iowa Lakes Community College website: All contests are in the gymnasium on the Estherville campus.  

MOC Floyd Valley’s performanceMOC Floyd Valley’s performance

Prairie Valley’s performance
Prairie Valley’s performance

For More Information:

Carol Ayres, Instrumental Music Professor, at 712-330-3647

Questions or comments? Please email us at or call 712-362-2604 or 800-521-5054.
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