Thursday, March 19, 2015

Jazz Ensembles heading to New Orleans

For the third time, the Lake Zurich HS jazz ensembles are heading to help rebuild New Orleans, as well as learn about the city where jazz got its start and to play a couple gigs.

The trip includes a performance in Artillery Park, right in the heart of the city, and a performance at Warren Easton Charter High School for many of the music students of the school.

Students will also spend three days volunteering for the His Hands2 Go organization, where they will do many home improvement and home repair projects for area residents.

The students have also raised funds to donate to various organizations on the trip, including $1000 to His Hands to Go, $750 to the music department of the Warren Easton Charter School, and $750 to Covenant House New Orleans where they will also donate some materials to help the residents. Covenant House is an organization designed to help young men and women ages 16-21 get off of the streets.

Students will also see the Dukes of Dixieland on the Steamboat Natchez and the Preservation Hall All-Stars.

The trip leaves after school on Friday and returns early the following Friday morning...
If all goes well, you'll be able to see more blog entries along the way...