Grissom Jazz Band Preparing For Prestigious Competition

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - Some young musicians are preparing for the competition of a lifetime.  The Grissom 'A' Jazz Band is one of only 12 groups selected to perform at the annual Swing Central Jazz High School Band Competition.

Wednesday, the band rehearsed with the director of the jazz ensemble at Auburn University to learn some new techniques.

Theo Vernon, Director of Grissom High School's Jazz Band, says this is quite an honor for everyone involved.

"They're very excited about it," said Vernon. "It's like the Super Bowl of jazz bands, so to speak. So we've sent in audition recordings the past five years and we were finally accepted this year, so we're very excited about it."

The competition is March 27-29 in Savannah, Georgia.