The Cedar Rapids Washington High School jazz band, The Revolutionists, took first place at the Northeast Iowa Band Masters Association contest on Saturday, March 2. The Cedar Falls High School jazz band finished second and Linn Mar was third.
The top two bands at the NEIBA competition are automatic qualifiers for the Iowa Jazz Championships to be held in Des Moines in April. Jemma Heigis, pianist for the Revolutionists, was named one of the top five musicians at the NEIBA contest. It was the 5th year in a row that The Revolutionists have won the NEIBA event.