The end of the academic year for schools is coming, but there is still one final high school concert that you should make plans to attend.  This concert is just a little more specialized, but the talent is outstanding.  The South Dakota All-State Jazz Band Concert is Saturday, May 10th, 2014, on the campus of Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota.

Just some of the schools that will have students participating in the All-State Jazz Band are Sioux Falls Washington and Sioux Falls Lincoln, Yankton, Parkston, Tea Area High School and Mitchell.  Look for your favorite student and school in this complete list of the four All-State Jazz Bands.

Guest conductors for the bands are Tom Brantley from the University of South Florida, Rex Richardson of Virginia Commonwealth University, Gary Smulyan from Amherst College and Laura Caviani from Carleton College and St. Olaf College.

Tickets will be available at the door of the Johnson Fine Arts Center on the Northern State University campus starting at 5pm with the concert beginning at 7pm. Tickets are $12 for adults, $7 for students grades 1-12 and kids in kindergarten and younger are free.