13 is JCHS drum line's lucky number


Members of the Jefferson City High School drum line won first place at the Mozinga Percussion Tournament, the group’s 13th consecutive win at the contest.

Members of the Jefferson City High School drum line won first place at the Mozinga Percussion Tournament, the group’s 13th consecutive win at the contest. Submitted

Standing on the football field’s green turf in Thursday’s early morning light, the Jefferson City High School drum line focused on perfecting a medley of musical selections from the movie “Avatar.”

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Although they knew the music quite well, on Thursday the tempo wasn’t quite right. “Whoa! It keeps getting slower,” said Mike Sestak, the school’s music program percussion teacher, and with a quick stab of his right hand, the pace picked up.

Next, the cymbal crashes weren’t quite perfect — Sestak heard only two, instead of the ....

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