NM Jazz Reaches the Top - Again

NM Jazz seniors Hailey Castaneda, Shelby McGriff, Reese Strasser, Caleb Gipple, Jac Munson and Jacob Sampson with a collection of trophies won including three state jazz titles.

North Mahaska jazz musicians have an addiction. Parents do not be alarmed it is a great addiction – and school approved. For the third time in five years NM Jazz has been crowned Class 1A state champs. The other two years the jazz band was the state runnerup.

The addiction – they do not like to lose.

NM Jazz took to the stage at 2:15 p.m., April 4 for their 25th consecutive appearance at the Iowa Jazz Championships held in Ames on the Iowa State Campus. NM Jazz competed against the top 15 bands in Class 1A.

Read the full article in the April 20 edition of the Sun.