With a toot and a bang, a trill and boom, the musicians in the Payson Unified School District put on the last performance of the year at the annual Band Jam.
Rim Country Middle School (RCMS) music director Mike Buskirk directed both the Julia Randall Elementary beginning band and the RCMS bands in performances that showed the progression of learning from just starting out to having a grasp of complex musical pieces.
The Band Jam finished up with the Payson High School band, directed by Sergio Beraun, and the jazz band that performed dancing in the seat music.
The unique thing about this last concert of the year, it happens outside. Families bring sandwiches and sodas, set up a blanket and enjoy the sweet sounds of music in the glorious Payson weather.