Residents can watch Whiteland Community High School’s jazz band perform in a national competition in New York City this weekend.
The 16 students are performing in the finals for Essentially Ellington, a competition featuring the top 15 jazz bands from throughout the country. Whiteland’s jazz band was selected for the finals after director Peter Sampson submitted performances by the students earlier this school year.
The jazz band’s performance block begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, and Whiteland is scheduled to perform at 10:50 a.m. The performance will be streamed live online at jalc.org/live.
The band left for New York early this week, and the students spent some of their time on the East Coast attending classes, music clinics and workshops.