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The BD Jazz Festival was held Thursday night at Beaver Dam High School Auditorium, featuring the 2022 jazz bands.

The festival has returned after being suspended for the past two years due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The youngest came on stage first. Deb Battenberg led the Beaver Dam Middle School Jazz Band and Kim Lopas led the St. Katharine Drexel School Jazz Band.

Then Beaver Dam High School Jazz II, led by Kyle Henrickson, featured three selections. And BDHS Jazz I closed the show with five tracks under the direction of Russ Diggins.

Upcoming music events this month include the Grade 7 and 8 band’s concert at Beaver Dam Middle School on April 26 at 7 p.m. The State Solo/Ensemble competition runs all day April 30 at UW-Oshkosh.

The BDHS auditorium will be filled with harmonies the last month of the school year. The marching band concert will take place on May 5th. On May 6 and 7, BDHS Acapella groups will perform. The BDHS choirs have a concert on May 12 and the 7th and 8th grades and BDHS orchestras will present a concert on May 16. All May concerts begin at 7:30 p.m.

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The Beaver Dam High School Marching Band will perform May 31 at 9:15 a.m. for the Memorial Day Ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park.

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Willie J. Johnson