WEST ORANGE, NJ — The joint was jumping at West Orange High School (WOHS) as the middle and high school jazz bands entertained the audience with some swinging tunes at the annual District Jazz Band Concert.

"I love these concerts so much," said parent Sangeeta Badlani. "Every time I come, I just walk out with my spirits so lifted. The kids are incredible."

The Edison Knights, the Roosevelt Roughriders, the Liberty Lions and WOHS Jazz Bands I and II underscored the hard work of the musicians, who rehearse for the Jazz Bands after school.

The concert also provided a window into the award-winning music program and the progression of musical development of students in the program.