Sun Prairie H.S. selected for Essentially Ellington competition

Published: Apr. 5, 2017 at 9:37 PM CDT
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SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. (WTMV) -- Sun Prairie High School is one of 15 schools in the country selected to compete in New York City at the Essentially Ellington Festival and Competition.

Sun Prairie's Jazz Ensemble had an intense practice under the guidance of famous musician, Reggie Thomas. School officials say students have dedicated countless hours to make it this far and the school is honored to be invited.

"I'm proud of the growth that the kids have already made this year. I mean there's amazing growth in these kids and it's only going to get better in the next four weeks. I'm looking forward to that as well,” said Steve Sveum, Sun Prairie High School Band Director.

On May 7th, the band will have a send off concert at 7 p.m. at the high school. Everyone is invited.

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