West’s Band Department competed in Orlando, Florida, over spring break. The Festival Concert Band received the Gold Award for a superior performance scoring a 91 from the three judges. The Jazz Band also competed and received the Silver Award for an excellent performance. Mr. K. and Mrs. Oates are very proud of you for a job well done! Davenport West’s Jazz Band I attended State Jazz Contest on February 12, Coe College Jazz Summit on Friday, February 21, and SEIBA Jazz Festival on March 8. Kelsey Gaylord, alto sax player, was awarded an outstanding soloist award at SEIBA. The Jazz Band competed in a national competition in Orlando, Florida, on March 15. They returned with 2nd place in their division. Future performances include Jazz Extravaganza at the Red Stone Room on April 1, 7:30pm, featuring both Jazz Ensembles as well as playing for West’s Honors Awards on May 14.