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January 27 was a day to remember at Clark College.  The college marked the final day of the 45th annual Clark College Jazz Festival and hosted the Regional High School VICA/Skills USA Machining and Welding Contest.

The 45th Annual Clark College Jazz Festival

Clark College jazz band in action


Musician plays the saxophone at the 2007 Clark College Jazz Festival

  
The 45th annual Clark College Jazz Festival drew talented vocal and instrumental groups from high schools across Washington and Oregon. 

Fifty-two jazz bands and 24 vocal jazz ensembles representing schools ranging in size from class A to class AAAA competed for trophies and bragging rights.

The jazz festival was especially memorable for Kelly Campbell, who played lead trombone for Evergreen High School.  Kelly is a second generation jazz festival participant.  His mother Adrianne and dad Bill both took part in the 1977 Jazz Festival.  Bill played for The Dalles High School; Adrianne played for Wenatchee.


Evergreen's lead trombonist Kelly Campbell was a second generation jazz festival performer Kelly Campbell with his mother Adrianna who played in the 1977 Clark College Jazz Festival.
Evergreen's lead trombonist Kelly Campbell (above left) was a second generation jazz festival performer.  His mother Adrianne (with Kelly in the photo above right) played for Wenatchee in 1977.
   
When the judging had been completed, Seattle's Mountlake Terrace High School took top honors at the jazz festival, winning its division and sweepstakes honors in the three-day competition.

Vancouver's Evergreen High School won second place in its division, which included Mountlake Terrace.  "I am really impressed with the level of musicianship from these schools," Clark College band director Dave Parker told The Columbian newspaper. 

Jazz Band Results

A Division
First Place: Sisters High School, Sisters, Ore.
Second Place: Oregon Episcopal School, Portland.
Third Place: Trout Lake High School, Trout Lake.

AA Division
First Place: Fife High School, Fife.
Second Place: Gonzaga Prep, Spokane.
Third Place: Milwaukie High School, Milwaukie, Ore.

AAA Division
First Place: Roosevelt High School, Seattle.
Second Place: Mead High School, Spokane.
Third Place: Cleveland High School, Portland.

AAAA Division
First Place: Mountlake Terrace High School, Seattle (also sweepstakes winner).
Second Place: Evergreen High School, Vancouver.
Third Place: Reynolds High School, Gresham, Ore.

    
Regional High School VICA/Skills USA Machining and Welding Contest

A welder in action at the 2007 Regional VICA competition
    
        
The torch was passed to the next generation of welders and machinists at the 30th consecutive Regional High School VICA/Skills USA Machining and Welding Contest, held at Clark College on January 27.

Students from area high schools – including Battle Ground, Centralia, Evergreen, La Center, Mountain View, Prairie, and Washougal – participated in the day-long competition.

The winners advance to the state contest, which will be held in Tacoma in April.


A machinist tests his skills. Clark College interim President Bob Knight congratulates one of the Regional VICA competition participants.
Above left:  Machinists and welders tested their skills.  Above right:  Clark College interim President Bob Knight (right) congratulates one of the Regional VICA participants.


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