A Journey Thru Jazz
For those of you who missed it, we had an amazing concert on February 16. See the finale of Journey Thru Jazz! The entire finale of this amazing concert is now posted on ShutterFly. So much talent that it fills THREE segments! Whether you attended the concert or wish you had, check out our Jazz Chiefs and the professionals.
The entire concert, including this finale is now available on DVD. An audio CD of high-quality mastered tracks is also available at a discounted package price. All funds benefit the SHS Band. Deadline for orders is next Monday, March 8th, send payment in with your student. Order form.
These are just a few of the tunes that were heard:
Here are the details about this year's professionals.
On Tuesday March 31, 2009 - Seminole Band was very pleased to present our first-ever concert of this type -- local professional jazz musicians performing with students from the Jazz Chiefs and Seminole Band. This concert traced the development of jazz from the 1920's onwards, and provided a unique opportunity for our students to interact with professionals and benefit from their experience and expertise. The proceeds from this concert benefit Seminole Band.
In these lean times for schools, a concert like this demonstrates the value of an arts education and how much music education is valued in Seminole County. Ultimately that benefits all of us.
Photos of the concert and rehearsal are posted on Shutterfly.
Professional musicians: Read more about the professionals who donated their time for this cause.
Special thanks to band dad and musician, Robert Wawoe, for initiating this idea. Thank you also to Michele Wawoe for all her efforts to help organize this concert along with BPA members John Babinchak, Gary Vogel, Dr. Sonia Bhatia, Ann Corbell, Penny Cople, Cherie Heckford and Judy Malkowski.
Thanks to Terry and Sa Sisaleumsak for their artistic contribution to the t-shirt design.
Thanks to Ann Corbell and Judy Malkowski for coordinating the pre-show dinner for the musicians.
Thank you to Alumnus band dad Nick Whitehead for donating the fruit trays. We thank you. The nutritionists thank you. Aaron thanks you!
To all the parents who sent in baked goods for concessions, and to all the parent and student volunteers who helped during the show -- it couldn't have been such a success without you -- THANK YOU!
Thank you to Ray Sheddon and Sameer Bhatia for joining Dr. Bhatia to photo/videotape the show. We are going to have a beautiful three-camera DVD of the concert to preserve the memories forever!
And last but not least -- thank you to all the professionals who participated in this show. We appreciate your generosity in volunteering your time and we hope you enjoyed your time with the Seminole High School Band. We couldn't have asked for a more gracious or talented group of performers. It was wonderful to have you here.
Souvenir: If you'd like the flier of the concert for your scrapbook, here it is. Print it out in color if you can!