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Twin Falls Jazz band makes some noise

Claiming their third-place trophy at the Bellevue High School Jazz Festival, Twin Falls Middle School Jazz Band members include, from left, front row, Elizabeth Young, Maile Young, Emmitt Rudd, Melanie Templin, Kristin Moore, Matt Essig, Nick Heaslett, Sebastian Gant, David Steinberg, Zach Tidwell, J.T. Hartman, Aaron Tevis; back row, Natalie Korssjoen, Molly Boord, Janna Haskin, Evan Farley, Nick Apone, Matt Jacobs, Ehren Eichler and teacher Matt Wenman. Not pictured: Alix Parsons. - Photo by Ramona Haskin
Claiming their third-place trophy at the Bellevue High School Jazz Festival, Twin Falls Middle School Jazz Band members include, from left, front row, Elizabeth Young, Maile Young, Emmitt Rudd, Melanie Templin, Kristin Moore, Matt Essig, Nick Heaslett, Sebastian Gant, David Steinberg, Zach Tidwell, J.T. Hartman, Aaron Tevis; back row, Natalie Korssjoen, Molly Boord, Janna Haskin, Evan Farley, Nick Apone, Matt Jacobs, Ehren Eichler and teacher Matt Wenman. Not pictured: Alix Parsons.
— image credit: Photo by Ramona Haskin

Young players in the Twin Falls Middle School Jazz Band are making some noise in their first year in existence.

The band took third place at the Bellevue High School Jazz Festival, held Friday and Saturday, May 1 and 2.

Twin Falls was among 25 middle school bands that competed, and the jazz band made their way to the finals.

The band is led by Matt Wenman, a first-year teacher and music program director at at Twin Falls.

Band boosters said the group is making some amazing strides, considering that this is their first year in action.

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