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Cheney High School jazz band is runner up at annual Idaho festival


Last updated 3/14/2019 at 9:41pm

The Cheney High School Jazz Band took top honors on Saturday, Feb. 23, at the University of Idaho’s 2019 Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, taking the runner-up spot in the 3A Instrumental Ensembles Division at the Young Artist’s Concert.

More than 4,000 students of all ages competed, coming from as far as Minnesota, Montana and Canada to participate.

“The competition featured about 150 schools and about 24 in their division,” band director Joshua Wisswell said. “The kids were pretty satisfied.”

The last time Cheney attended the festival was roughly seven years ago, Wisswell said....

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