Claremore Daily Progress

May 9, 2012

Verdigris Jazz Bands gain honors at state competition

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Claremore Progress

VERDIGRIS — The Verdigris Jazz Band A, placed first and the Verdigris Jazz Band B placed third at the 2012 OSSAA State Jazz competition held April 24 at Oklahoma Christian University in Edmond.

Band A is under the direction of Euell Hanna and Band B is under the direction of Dustin Brown.

This is the first time in 40 years that two bands from the same school have placed in the top three spots. 

This is the eighth consecutive year win for the A Band and Hanna’s 21st State Championship.