BETHLEHEM, PA—The smooth sounds of jazz will fill the ArtsQuest Center’s Musikfest Café at SteelStacks here as 21 high school jazz bands perform during the 8th Annual SteelStacks High School Jazz Band Showcase.

The event began yesterday, but will continue on Feb. 24 starting at noon.

The jazz band showcase features talented scholastic jazz groups from Pennsylvania and New Jersey performing in front of a live audience and judging panel of music educators.

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Following the preliminary rounds, the top six groups, as determined by the judges, will advance to the finals on March 17.

The Feb. 24 lineup will be:


  • Brandywine Heights High School - Pennsylvania
  • Saucon Valley High School - Pennsylvania
  • Delaware Valley High School - New Jersey
  • Warren Hills High School - New Jersey
  • Freedom High School - Pennsylvania

4 p.m.

  • Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts - Pennsylvania
  • Upper Moreland High School - Pennsylvania
  • Easton High School - Pennsylvania
  • William Tennent High School - Pennsylvania
  • Joe’s Jazz Café of Quakertown Community High School - Pennsylvania
  • Quakertown Community High School - Pennsylvania

The SteelStacks High School Jazz Band Showcase is a music-in-education program of ArtsQuest and Moravian College Music Department’s Jazz Studies Program.