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By Gini Davis
The Creswell Chronicle 

JAZZ 1 IS NO. 1!

CHS jazz band wins state championship


May 24, 2018

Photo Provided/Alesha Culp

Andrew Spriggs plays a trumpet solo on "Mary's Idea" as CHS Jazz Band 1 performs during the OMEA State Jazz Championships

After being inexplicably "snubbed" by judges during a couple of competitions this year in which the group usually places well, Creswell High School's Jazz Band 1 had their musical skill and dedication vindicated by winning the 3A division during the OMEA State Jazz Championships, held May 19 at Mt. Hood Community College.

"This was a spectacular end to a competition season that has known the frustration of not seeing the results we have expected from (some) scoring judges," said Creswell Music Boosters President Mandy Hoggard.

Directed by Sandi Green, Jazz 1 opened with "Celia," featuring a...

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