CHS Jazz Band Exchange Concert

The Knox Community Jazz Orchestra performed at the recent Centerburg High School

School Jazz Band Exchange Concert on April 19th. The evening was an absolute success, and

the bands were told they were to be as casual as they wanted. Chuck Dettmar, CHS Band

Director, even told the crowd of over 200 that he wanted dancing in the aisles, whistling,

cheering and a rowdy good time, as if they were on a side street in New Orleans watching some

jazz. It was just that… a really good time. No judges, scores, ratings, rankings… nothing. The

bands just came, ate some homemade spaghetti and meatballs prepared by Mr. D. and the

Music Booster Assoc. and then had a blast playing for each other. Performing jazz bands came

from Centerburg, Utica, Granville and New Albany High Schools. (Pictured above is the Knox

Community Jazz Orchestra, in which our director, Mr. D., is the lead alto sax).

Go Trojan Pride Bands!