Jazz musicians from Newton USD 373 recently picked up honors from the South Central Kansas Music Educators Association, a region of the Kansas Music Educators Association that includes Rice, McPherson, Marion, Reno, Harvey, Kingman, Sedgwick, Butler, Harper, Sumber and Cowley Counties.

Newton students  selected for the South Central Kansas Music Educators Association 5-6A Jazz Band included Miguel Molina Chavez (Guitar - alternate); Eli Regier (Alto Saxophone); Josh Bergman (Trumpet); Jonah Schloneger (Piano - alternate); Joshua Kennell (Tenor Saxophone); Kaden Anderson (Drums - alternate); and  Brandon Montgomery (Baritone Saxophone).

Newton students selected for the Mid-Kansas Jazz Ensemble, an auditioned group that rehearses at WSU once a week, include Miguel Molina Chavez (Guitar);Eli Regier (Alto Saxophone); Josh Bergman (Trumpet); Jonah Schloneger (Piano); Joey Gile (Tenor Saxophone); Zachary Stenzel (Trombone); and  John Mark Koontz (Bass).