The Roland-Story Jazz Band performed at the Iowa Jazz Championships held at the Scheman Building located at Iowa State University on Tuesday, April 4, at 8 a.m. The band finished in fifth place in Class 2A. Megan Danielson, alto saxophone, and Ashley Webb, trumpet, were chosen as an outstanding soloists.


Jazz members:


Saxophone – Megan Danielson, Megan McGuigan, Meri McMullen, Pressly Parker, Addisen Popp, Emily Ruben and Tess Urbanek


Trombone – Emma Auld, Spencer Dodgen, Megan Goeders and Calli Tystahl


Trumpet – Britton Avery, Madison Friest, Seth Halleland, Carson Parker, Megan Sansgaard and Ashley Webb


Rhythm – Paul Moats, Alex Retallick, Alayna Ringsby and Eli Ruben


Results for 2016-2017:


SCIBA Jazz Festival (Winterset) – Second Place


Outstanding soloists: Megan Danielson – alto saxophone, Madison Friest – trumpet, Megan Sansgaard – trumpet, Spencer Dodgen – trombone, and Alayna Ringsby – piano/bass


Triton Jazz Festival (Fort Dodge) – Third Place


Outstanding soloists: Alayna Ringsby – piano, Alayna Ringsby – bass, and Paul Moats – bass


Iowa High School Music Association Jazz Festival (Marshalltown) – Division 1 rating and 16th straight year of an overall Division 1 rating!


Southeast Polk Jazz Fest (Indianola) – First Place


Outstanding soloists: Megan Danielson – alto saxophone, Tess Urbanek – tenor saxophone, Megan Sansgaard – flugel horn, Madison Friest – trumpet, Ashley Webb – trumpet, Spencer Dodgen – trombone, Alayna Ringsby – Piano/Bass, Paul Moats – Bass/Drum Set, Eli Ruben – drum set, and Alex Retallick – Timbales. The saxophone, trombone, and rhythm sections received outstanding performance awards


Tallcorn Jazz Festival (Cedar Falls) – First Place


Outstanding soloists: Megan Danielson – alto saxophone, and Paul Moats – bass


Coe Jazz Summit (Cedar Rapids) – Second Place


Outstanding soloist: Alayna Ringsby – piano and bass


Iowa Jazz Championships (Des Moines) – Fifth Place


Outstanding soloists: Megan Danielson – alto saxophone and Ashley Webb – trumpet