Monday, March 19, 2012

Palm Beach County High School Swing Band Competition Nears Finals

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School Board Chair Frank Barbieri to Present Winners

The final four in the Battle of the Bands PBC 2012 will compete for the high school and middle school Swing Jazz top spot sponsored by the Swing and Jazz Preservation Society on March 30, 7 pm at the Spanish River Performing Arts Center, 2400 Yamato Road, in Boca Raton.
Out of an original field of 16 public schools, 22 bands and over 400 students, the four finalists are:  Don Estridge High Tech MS vs. Omni MS, and Park Vista HS vs. Dreyfoos School for the Arts.  The winners will be presented by Palm Beach County School Board Chair Frank Barbieri Jr., assisted by School Board member Karen Brill.
“We are proud to be associated with this first time event”, declares School Board Chair Frank Barbieri. “The current economy does not allow sufficient funds for all enrichment programs in our school system. This makes the Swing and Jazz Preservation Society’s donations to the schools particularly meaningful.”
The competition judges will be Michael Fagien, publisher of JAZZIZ Magazine, Dr. Sam Lussier, professional musician and music educator and Jerry Fischer, nationally renowned musician and musical producer.
At each stage of the competition every participating school received prize donations from SJPS to their respective music programs, so that the grand total of monies donated will be $22,800. The program was done in cooperation with District 14 of the Bandmaster’s Association and was open to all Palm Beach County public schools.
Tickets to the event are free and may be picked up at the Spanish River Presbyterian School Office, 2400 Yamato Road, 2nd fl, from 9 -5 pm.
The Swing and Jazz Preservation Society is a 501 (c) 3 not for Profit Corporation producing six concerts a year from November through April at the Spanish River Performing Arts Center, in Boca Raton.

Spanish River Performing Arts Center: 2400 Yamato Rd., Boca Raton, FL 33431 (561)499-9976 Tickets for non-members for each performance: $26 per person. Members: $18. All seats reserved. Annual membership dues first year: $30. Renewals: $25. Concert Series: Six shows (one person) $102 & six shows (two persons) $204. 2011-12 Swing & Jazz Preservation Society Concert Series, 7:30pm, March 20: Variety Show - The Bill Allred Octet, starring Bill on trombone will provide us with a melody filled evening. Comic Ben Kurland will provide the fun; April 17: Johnny Varro Swing 7. Map This Location
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