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Education LHS band performance features famous jazz musician LEEDS TRIBUNE STAFF REPORT The Leeds High School band ended their season with a performance that featured a nationally renowned jazz musician. Leeds’ Jazz Band’s performance on April 30 included guest tenor saxophonist, Sean Nowell, who plays with the New York Jazz Exchange. Band Director Chip Wise said it is very special for a musician of his experience level to play with high school bands.

“Please understand that players of his caliber only perform with the best,” Wise said in a Facebook post. “Their reputations depend on it! He took of his personal time to arrange those two charts for our band. His performance with our students makes the point that I have been making for a while now – our kids are awesome! The symphonic band “sounded as great as ever” and the “tone quality was superb,” Wise said, adding the Jazz Orchestra was “swinging hard.”

The Leeds High School band put on its last performance on April 30.

Leeds High School’s Oak & Ivy Theatre announces their 2019-2020 Performance Season Autumn Clue, On Stage (HS Edition) Thursday, Halloween, October 31, 2019 - In School Teasers Friday and Saturday, November 1 and 2 @ 7 PM Sunday, November 3 @ 2 PM

Winter The Great Gatsby, American play with Jazz music and dance Wednesday, January 2020 - In School Teasers Thursday, Friday, Saturday, January 30, 31, February 1 @ 7 PM

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Spring Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare Wednesday, April 1, 2020 In School Teasers Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, April 2, 3, and 4 @ 7 PM

Moody, Odenville elementary schools receive grants from state program BY NATHAN PREWETT Leeds Tribune Staff Moody and Odenville’s elementary schools recently received $180,000 grants through a state program that seeks to fund classrooms from Pre-K to the third grade. The grants were made through a program titled the Pre-K through 3rd Grade Integrated Approach to

Early Learning, an initiative by Gov. Kay Ivey and the Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education. “Alabama children have reaped the benefits of our nationally recognized First Class Pre-K program, and our P-3 program works to build upon those gains all the way through the third grade. As we head into year three of the P-3 program, I’m proud

The Leeds Middle School band gave fifth graders a show to let them see what instruments they could play in the fall as sixth graders. The Leeds Middle School band visited fifth graders at Leeds Elementary School last

week to get them excited about joining the band when they enter sixth grade in the fall.

Fifth graders also had an “Instrument Petting Zoo” May 7 to try out instruments before signing up.

to be funding 41 additional classrooms,” Ivey said in an announcement. “Those early years are vitally important for a student’s future success. By expanding this program even further, we are certainly taking advantage of those valuable years in a child’s learning journey.” Odenville and Moody were among 41 schools to receive grants from the program.

Class of 2019 Moody Elementary received a state grant to fund classrooms.

The Leeds Tribune is featuring the 2019 Greenwave Graduates in a special Graduation Edition on May 23.


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