Jazz bands from all six Mt. Diablo district high schools will perform during a free concert from 3:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesday at in the Performing Arts Center Theater at Diablo Valley College, 321 Golf Club Road in Pleasant Hill.
The event will culminate with performances by the district’s Honor Jazz Band and “The Night Jazz Band” from DVC.
Here’s a rundown of the program:
3:30 p.m. Mt. Diablo HS
4 p.m. Concord HS
4:30 p.m. Ygnacio Valley HS
5 p.m. Clayton Valley HS
5:30 p.m. College Park HS
6 p.m. Northgate HS
7:30 p.m. MDUSD Honor Jazz Ensemble, followed by The Night Jazz Band
Although the event is free, donations to save The Night Jazz Band will be accepted.
More information is available by visiting http://www.dvc.edu/events/pdfs/fall-2011-music-flyer.pdf.
In the past, some school jazz band classes have been threatened due to low enrollment, since the district normally requires 20 students to maintain a class.
Do you think the district should fund music classes that have fewer than 20 students?