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MHS jazz band places second at competition

The Mitchell High School jazz band competed at the Jazz on the Upper Great Plains Festival on Tuesday at Augustana College in Sioux Falls.

MHS Director of Bands Ryan Stahle said the band placed second out of nine bands in the AA class. Stahle said this is Mitchell's ninth consecutive year earning a top two placing; the band received first place in this category from 2007 to 2013. Sid Stemper received an outstanding soloist award as well.

The band will compete next at the Optimist Jazz Festival on April 3 in Brookings.