Voltage Jazz Choir Places First at Solon Invitational

On Feb. 21, Liberty's three jazz choirs traveled to Solon, and Voltage placed first in the 4A division.

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Stephanie Watts

Voltage poses outside Solon High School after their performance and clinic.

On Friday, Feb. 21, Liberty’s three jazz choirs traveled to Solon High School to participate in the Solon Jazz Invitational. 

Voltage won first place in the 4A division, marking the third year in a row that Voltage has won this award. Furthermore, senior Scott Dill won Best Male Soloist and sophomore Tatum Calderwood won Best Female Soloist.

On Feb. 24, it was announced that Amplify and Voltage had been accepted into the Iowa Vocal Jazz Championships (IVJC). This will be Amplify’s first and Voltage’s third time attending the state-wide competition. Voltage previously placed third in the event during the 2018-2019 school year.

“I hope to place first,” said Kailey Mackin, senior and member of Voltage. Mackin won Best Performer at the IVJC last year. “But more than that, I just hope we do well and have a good time, and I hope to see Amplify do really well.”