March madness for bandIt’s going to be a busy March for Two Harbors band students.
It’s going to be a busy March for Two Harbors band students.
High school band students are inviting the public to special events in March to mark a national attempt to gain recognition of the value of music programs in schools. On Saturday, March 6, the Nucleus Jazz, Combo and Jazz bands will play in the annual Head of the Lakes Jazz Festival hosted by the University of Minnesota Duluth, where events during the day are free and open to the public. The Combo and Nucleus groups are scheduled in the morning, and the Jazz Band will perform in the early afternoon.
The annual Music In Our Schools Concert will be presented at 7 p.m. Monday, March 8, in the school auditorium. Bands in grades 6-12 will be showcased. The National Association for Music Education’s web site said the purpose of the program is also an attempt to raise awareness of the importance of music education and that school is where all children should have access to music.
Minnesota State High School League band and choir contest events follow March 19 at UMD and March 23 at Marshall School. The band takes off March 25 for a trip to Kansas City. Members will take in the American Museum of Jazz, the Negro Baseball League Hall of Fame, Jardine’s Jazz Club, live theatre, sightseeing and feasting on the city’s famous barbecue. They will have a clinic at Western Missouri State and the Jazz Band will be featured in a concert at Union Station.