One of the highlights of the school year in Quincy is coming up.

The 22nd Annual Showcase of Excellence is coming to Quincy Senior High School Saturday, March 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. at Quincy Senior High School. Jazz bands and show choirs from Illinois, Missouri and Iowa will perform and compete in the day long festival sponsored by Quincy Public Schools and The Friends of the Performing Arts.

Tickets are available at the door or at the QHS Music Department. Admission for the day long festival is $10 for adults and $8 for seniors and students K-12. Food will be served throughout the day. Proceeds will benefit the music program throughout the Quincy Public Schools.

Kurt Parsons