Wildcat Jazz Band enters the competition and will perform with Steel Drum Band and others on April 30 at the Smith Home Furnishings fundraiser


On Wednesday, the Ponca City High School Wildcat Jazz Band performed at the OSSAA State Jazz Band Contest at Oklahoma Christian University.

As the culmination of all the hard work the students put into preparing for the contest, the Jazz Band’s performance was charismatic and full of energy.

Jazz Band Director Connor Pratt said, “I am extremely proud of the dedication of the Jazz Band students this year.

Student teacher Joshua Chrisman and assistant orchestra director Ella Gordon also assisted the Jazz Band in the competition.

The Jazz Band received an excellent rating.

On Saturday, April 30, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Smith Home Furnishings, 2500 North 14th, will be hosting a fundraiser to benefit the Ponca City Public Schools Music and Orchestra programs.

Ten percent of the day’s sales will be donated to these programs.

From 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., the Po-Hi Steel Drum Band will perform, various performances will take place from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., and the Po-Hi Jazz Band will have its last performance of the school year from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

From 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. get to know the musicians and their directors during a meet and greet.

Po-Hi jazz band

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Po-Hi Steel Drum Band

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Henry R. Wright