Knoxville Jazz earns Division II rating


The Knoxville Jazz Ensemble took part in the Iowa High School Music Association’s contest on Saturday. The band earned a Division II rating.

“The band and I felt really great about how the performance went,” Director Ben McCartney said. “Obviously, there are some things to work on. Mainly, our third piece needs to be cleaned up in the areas of timing, transitions, and intonation. All in all, I am very proud of how far these musicians have come and can’t wait to hear where they get to by the end of February.”

The band has three more contests scheduled for every remaining Saturday in February.