Waukee Jazz One Recognized in Downbeat Magazine

We wanted to share some exciting news from our Waukee High School Band Program! Last November, Mr. Strohmaier submitted recordings of Waukee Jazz One to Downbeat Magazine for consideration in their 44th Annual Student Music Awards. We’re proud to announce that Waukee Jazz One was named an Oustanding Performer in the High School Large Jazz Ensemble category for 2020. This is the third consecutive year that Waukee Jazz One has been recognized by this international publication. It is such a tremendous honor for our program and for our students!

Downbeat Magazine was established in 1934 and has been the preeminent resource for all things current in the jazz world. In 1977, the magazine began recognizing the future of jazz performance and education by publishing a list of outstanding ensembles and soloists at the junior high, high school, and collegiate levels. Programs apply from across the country, and the list of Winners and Outstanding Performances is published in the June edition of the magazine.

Congratulations to all involved on a job well done!