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By Zachary Laux
Pine Bluffs Post staff 

The real school of rock

 

Zachary Laux

Students and teachers support education through rock 'n' roll Sydney Basham, Jason Weller and Bailey Pachel play together at a Jam Band practice to prepare for a gig.

On a Thursday night, long after school has ended, you may hear the sound of rock music emerge from the Pine Bluffs Junior/Senior High School.

It isn't a secret night club, or teacher organization that meets after hours. It's not juveniles who squatted in the school to throw a party. The guitarists, bassists, drummers and vocalists within are students perfecting their skills in music. The students call it Jam Band.

School rocks

"Jam Band has always been a place for students who have a large interest in music," said Stew Lanning, who helped start the program eight years ago.

"It is basically...



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