The NorMan Jazz Festival takes place in Thompson this weekend. Band Director Anna Harrison says Flin Flon School Division will be sending 25 students. She explains they take the grade 8 to 12 jazz students so they are student from all three schools and they are going to Thompson to participate in a learning festival so they all come with some material prepared. She says they spend all of Saturday working with clinicians who are coming from Brandon and Winnipeg this year so they’re jazz players and jazz educators from those areas so they work with them for a whole day and a little bit on Sunday morning and then they have a concert at the end where they share what they’ve learned.
Harrison adds the NorMan Jazz Festival is an annual event that is hosted each year by Flin Flon, The Pas or Thompson.