Goosefoot to host fundraiser for South Whidbey High School Jazz Band

  • Saturday, February 25, 2017 12:00pm
  • Life

South Whidbey residents can waltz and support the South Whidbey High School Jazz Band next month at a fundraiser in Bayview.

Goosefoot is hosting the band at a community dance from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 8 at the Bayview Community Hall. Entry is free, but donations are encouraged; proceeds will help send the band to competitions throughout the year, according to a news release.

Jazz lovers young and old will find themselves at home among the band’s syncopated rhythms, irregular time signatures, and unique solo improvisations. Under the direction of conductor Chris Harshman, these teens are no stranger to bluesy, modal, and bebop styles, drawing from a variety of regional sounds and distinct time periods.

“You will be, without a doubt, impressed with the talent and technical skill of our future generation of Louis Armstrongs and Billie Holidays,” said Lauren Tyner, events coordinator for Gooosefoot. “And, if not, this is a perfect opportunity for parents to embarrass their kids by showing off their really cool (if somewhat dated) dance moves.”

Goosefoot’s community dances are family friendly, and water and soft drinks will be available for purchase.

For details, email Tyner at lauren@goosefoot.org or call (360) 321-4145.

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