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By Ben Muir 

PHS jazz places second in Washington festival


February 8, 2018

Photo courtesy of Matt Lenhard

The 2018 Petersburg High School Jazz Band placed second in the Clark College Jazz Festival in Vancouver, Washington.

For the first time in a decade, the PHS Jazz Band traveled out of state for a festival, where the 18-person ensemble placed second in its category.

The Viking jazz group had 20 minutes to impress judges at Clark College in Vancouver, Washington last weekend. There were about 40 schools and 1,300 musicians at the festival. Petersburg was placed in the Single A category, which is designated by schools with 600 students or fewer in the 10th, 11th and 12th grade.

Petersburg doesn't even have 600 kids in the entire school. Its category had five other bands.

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