The Sounds of Music
The streets were alive with the sounds of music. Sounds like a song, doesn't it? Forget Julie Andrews. Hastings had plenty of great music to fill the air as bands filled community stages - and the atmosphere - with sounds of jazz during the 16th Jazz Festival. Here, the Hastings steel drum band performs at Thornapple Plaza. More than 90 Michigan schools music programs travel to Hastings to perform each year, and the three-day event from April 25 to 27 brought thousands of visitors to the area. A mix of rain with only a smattering of sunshine didn't dampen the mood of the spectators or the performances.