The long-awaited public debut of the new band room addition to Festus High School came Thursday (May 9) with a jazz concert. The Festus Jazz Band performed a number of jazz, swing and Latin classics, and they gave way for a few tunes to the Missouri Big Band, an aggregation of current and former band directors and other hep grown-ups who enjoy playing music led by Joe Pappas. The two ensembles then crowded the bandstand for a finale.  

Photos by Steve Taylor