By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer
The Morgan County Middle School and High School held their annual Strawberries and Jazz concert at First United Methodist Church on Thursday, May 8. The middle school and high school jazz bands performed lively numbers to a packed audience. Jeffrey Rowser, the high school band director, and Karissa Seymour, the middle school band director, orchestrated the event together. Seymour explained how students end up playing in this annual concert.
“Students that are involved in the band programs are eligible for participation. At the middle school students must meet a reading requirement to be able to participate. The high school requirement is based upon their level of musicianship and meets during the enrichment period. The Jazz genre allows students to enrich their basic music education and is an integral part of our overall music program,” said Seymour.
Seymour is grateful for the consistent encouragement from parents, teachers, and community members. “The community support of the music programs is essential to our growth and development. With their support along with the Board of Education we are able to provide a quality music program that puts students in our top state ensembles and our bands performing competitively among other programs throughout the state,” said Seymour.