The Black & White

Syndicate at State Jazz

Sophomore Tim Zuo plays the alto sax during an improvised solo on

Austin Busch, Staff Writer

April 19, 2013

Jazz Syndicate performed in the morning of April 18 at the Iowa Jazz Championships. Their performance received 7th place, out of 15 bands. Outstanding solos were also recognized for sophomores Tim Zou and Shane Burgess, and seniors Vivian Wu, Alex Kaptain, and Austin Busch.   Listen to Synd...

Jazz at Tallcorn

Jazz at Tallcorn

Austin Busch

February 20, 2013

(audio below) Jazz Syndicate placed 3rd among 4A bands. Jazz Ensemble placed 5th among second bands.                 Jazz Syndicate performs "Afro Blue" at the Tallcorn Jazz Festival on Jan. 15. Soloists are Vivian Wu, Austi...

Jazz band swings into the winter season

Junior Samantha Long and senior Leanna McAllister perform during Jazz Syndicate's set. While Long plays the alto sax normally in concert band, she takes up a tenor sax for jazz band.

Austin Busch

December 12, 2012

The high school jazz program has been off to a strong start this year. The program's increasing numbers lead the directors to add another band to the program, resulting in a total of four bands of 9th-12th grade students. With almostĀ 100 students involved in the program, it is easily the largest in...