In 1966, the Fergus Falls Band launched its jazz program under the direction of Leroy Leverson. Back in the 60s it was known as the Stage Band. Fifty years later, the School District continues to have a thriving jazz program with three jazz bands offered for students in grades 6-12.
In an effort to honor Mr. Leverson and the beginning of our jazz program, the Fergus Falls Band Boosters are commissioning composer and jazz educator, Dean Sorenson, to write a piece for the Fergus Falls Jazz I. The piece will be premiered at the 2016 Spring Jazz Concert. If you wish to donate to this commission, please send donations to Scott Kummrow at the Fergus Falls High School. Checks should be written to the Fergus Falls Band Boosters and include “Leverson Jazz Commission” in the memo line. Please contact Scott Kummrow by phone at 218-998-0544 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Continue reading