Columbians celebrate 50th anniversary in Columbia Falls
At the end of the 1950s in this industrial town, there was plenty of blue-collar toughness, but not a whole lot of jazz.
Then came Don Lawrence in 1959, and along with him came a new era. It was the beginning of Columbia Falls High School’s reign as a premiere big band jazz institution – the birth of the student jazz group known as the Columbians. This year, the Columbians are celebrating their 50th birthday.
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