Creston High School Jazz Band, under the direction of Michael Peters, placed second in class 3A at the Simpson Jazz Festival Friday night.
Eight bands competed. First place went to Winterset, and Oskaloosa placed third.
The band then traveled to Winterset Saturday morning to compete at the Iowa High School Music Association State Jazz Festival.
The ensemble received 1 ratings from all of the judges.
“I was very proud,” said Peters. “They did two contests in 12 hours in two different towns. For the kids to be able to do all that was fantastic. They had to focus. They did extraordinarily well.”