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Colfax school wins at Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival


The Colfax High School jazz band competed at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival Feb. 29 for the first time since 1997 and took first place.

The Colfax jazz band was named the B Senior Instrumental Winner after a day of competition.

The students were invited to perform at the Young Artist's winners Concert the evening of Feb. 29. In this concert, the Colfax jazz band competed against four other ensembles to be named the festival's overall High School Instrumental Sweepstakes winner.

The overall winner went to Edmonds-Woodway High School in Edmonds, Wash., who was presented with a rotating trop...

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