Jazz BandHoover High’s First Edition Jazz Band is in final preparations to perform during next month’s 66th annual Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic Conference, held in Chicago. Photo Courtesy Jean Ingram.
The Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic, recognized as the single most prestigious clinic of its kind, will welcome the Hoover High School “First Edition” Jazz Band to its 2012 event, scheduled to take place at its 66th Annual Conference, Dec. 19-22, at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago.
Jean Ingram, Hoover High School guidance counselor, said First Edition’s invitation is the highest honor a high school band program can receive. She added that the performance at Midwest will bring national attention to the program.
Hoover High is the fourth band from the state of Alabama invited to attend the clinic over the last 50 years. Band director is Sallie White.