When the Benicia High School Jazz Band had to cancel its annual crab dinner and concert fundraiser due to possible changes in COVID-19 regulations, students, teachers and parents decided not to blush and break their claws.
Instead, they decided to re-focus what they had been working on so far and decided to set up the “1st Annual Benicia Jazz Festival” organized for the City Park of Benicia on Saturdays from 11:00 to 16:00.
“We had a good time this year, and the teams were training, it took them months to put together a show, and they were overwhelmed that all this practice wasn’t going to happen, so we thought,‘ Let’s go. put on a Jazz Festival ’and that’s how it evolved,” said Dirck Haarberg, parent and vice president of the Panther Band Booster Board. “This is our first year, we will learn from it. We want to make this a great community event in the future. ”
The Benicia High School Jazz Band, Benicia Middle School Jazz Band and Benicia / Vallejo Community Band will take part in the day’s festivities as well as intermittent performances by each group, as well as breaks between shows where students will have time to show their instruments. Explain younger concerts and how they work.
Specially designed t-shirts will be on sale at the festival, and the proceeds will go to different groups.
“This will be aimed at children rather than telling the car show,” Haarberg said. “It simply came to our notice then. They’re just there to make it easier for adults. ”
If you go:
When: Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
No: City Park, 150 Military W, Benicia
For more information: pantherbandboosters.com
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