Both Finley Middle School’s 68-member Concert Band and 21-member Jazz Band captured first-place awards at the Music in the Park Festival held on June 1 at Hershey Park in Hershey, Pa. Jazz bands, concert bands, string orchestras and choirs from throughout the region attended. The Finley Concert Band received a first-place trophy in the Middle School Concert Band A category, as well as the trophy for Best Overall Concert Band of the six bands that performed that day. The Finley Jazz Band won a first-place trophy in the Middle School Jazz Ensemble A category. Music teacher Keith Schmidt directs both bands.