ACHS Jazz Band State Runner-Up In 4A

Front row left to right: Luther Abrams, Roarke Monroe, Duncan Krout, Francis Abrams, Trey Noland, Isabella Gonzalez, Lily Pendergrass, Riley Perdue, Kaitlin Schmidt. Second row: Harris Giger, Enyember Sandoval, Levi Graves, Aiden Patton, Easton Sanderholm, Chris VanGilder Not pictured: Beth Blatchford, Lydia Lyman, Hans Judd (Photo courtesy USD 470)

The Ark City High School Jazz Band earned 2nd place in Kansas Class 4A at the inaugural Kansas Bandmasters Association State Championships held Tuesday on the campus of Friends University in Wichita.

KSHSAA recently changed the rules to allow a ranked jazz festival for the first time, according to a news release from USD 470 Thursday morning. Trumpeter Levi Graves received the award for outstanding soloist in Class 4A.