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Plum City High hosts Jazz Festival Tuesday

Hundreds of music students from area schools will participate in a Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA) sanctioned Jazz Festival hosted at Plum City High School next Tuesday.

During the festival, school jazz ensembles, vocal jazz and show choirs will perform before an adjudicator. The event is free and open to the public.

WSMA music festivals annually attract thousands of students from middle, junior high and high schools throughout Wisconsin. This festival will draw students from a number of area schools, including Boyceville High School, Colfax High School, Glenwood City High School, Plum City High School and Spring Valley High School.

This WSMA Solo and Ensemble Festival will be held Tuesday from 4-9 p.m. at Plum City High School. Merlyn Aude, Music Director from Plum City High School, will be serving as the festival manager.

"These festivals are a great tradition in Wisconsin involving over 200,000 students annually," said WSMA Executive Director Michael George.

WSMA music festivals support school music programs as part of a comprehensive education by encouraging the study of quality music literature; motivating students to prepare and perform to the best of their abilities; improving students' understanding of music literature and concepts (performance through understanding) and providing a performance assessment to improve individual and group achievement.

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