On Saturday, 16 middle schools from around the state sent jazz bands to the 12th annual NAMS Music Festival. The event included performances by each school band and clinics taught by high school band directors, including West Albany High School Band Director Stuart Welsh.
The event is a fundraiser for the NAMS music program and provides an opportunity for all GAPS middle school bands to perform and observe other school bands.
School Board Director Jennifer Ward volunteers at the concession stand during the jazz festival.
A participating school band poses for a group photo after their performance at NAMS.