Despite budget cuts, high school jazz band programs are alive and well in the Mt. Diablo district. And students in the bands are gathering at DVC right now to share their music with each other during a free Jazz Festival, then enjoy music from the district’s honor jazz band, which includes top musicians from district schools.
Here’s a rundown of the festival, which is already in progress:
3:30 Northgate HS
4:00 Concord HS
4:30 College Park HS
5:00 Mt. Diablo HS
5:30 Ygnacio Valley HS
6:00 Clayton Valley Charter HS
7:30 PM District Honor Jazz Band Concert, followed by DVC Night Jazz Band
9:00 PM End Concert
Just as UMDAF includes Clayton Valley Charter HS, it looks like the district’s band programs are also continuing to include the charter.
Do you value programs such as this?