United States Air Force Jazz Combo
The John R. King Middle School students had the pleasure of listening to the United States Air Force Band Jazz Combo. The members of the band were Staff Sergeant Charles Cothran on Piano, Staff Sergeant Kristian Baarsvik on Saxophone, Master Staff Sergeant Steven Helfand on Drums, and Master Staff Sergeant Jason Crowe on String Bass. They’d driven in from Missouri where they’re stationed to tour our area and speak to students about music involvement. The student body numbered about 300.
The band played a number of great tunes like Bye, Bye Blackbird, and even invited an 8th grade Drumline student Kylie Wilson Copeland to sit in.