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LCMS/HS band students prepare for Jazz Dessert Concert April 28


LCMS/HS Jazz band students prepare for their annual “Jazz Desserts Concert” set for Friday, April 28, at 7 p.m. Pictured (Front row, l-r) are alto saxophonist Shayla Beard, Band Director Jasper Dukes, trumpeter Elizabeth Allen, (back, l-r) trombone players Nicholas Matthew, C.J. Chandler, and Octavious Zellars, trumpeter Ryjon Wynn, tubaist Isaiah Cannady, trumpeters Wesley Crooke and Jacob Wortz, and tenor saxophonist Tranter Duncan. LCMS/HS Jazz band students prepare for their annual “Jazz Desserts Concert” set for Friday, April 28, at 7 p.m. Pictured (Front row, l-r) are alto saxophonist Shayla Beard, Band Director Jasper Dukes, trumpeter Elizabeth Allen, (back, l-r) trombone players Nicholas Matthew, C.J. Chandler, and Octavious Zellars, trumpeter Ryjon Wynn, tubaist Isaiah Cannady, trumpeters Wesley Crooke and Jacob Wortz, and tenor saxophonist Tranter Duncan. Jazz music and dessert lovers, and the community at large, are invited to the sixth annual “Jazz Dessert Concert” performed by the Lincoln County Middle and High School Jazz Band. The concert has been set for Friday, April 28, beginning at 7 p.m. in the high school’s cafeteria, but for the evening, however, it will be reimagined as a jazz café.

“The students have been hard at work preparing for their concert,” Band Director Jasper Dukes said.

This year’s program promises to be great! We will feature music by some of America’s great jazz connoisseurs,.both.with.instrumen­fixed

. tal and vocal arrangements.”

The performance will feature variety of music, including “Jail­house Rock,” “All of Me,” and “Green Onions,” arranged by Roger Holmes; “Blue and Sentimental” and “Li’l Darlin,’” arranged by Roy Phillippe; “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore” and “Woodchop­per’s Ball,” arranged by Michael Sweeney; “Stompin’ at the Savoy,” arranged by John Berry; “Caldonia What Makes Your Big Head so Hard,” arranged by Rick Stitzel; Adele’s “Hello,” arranged by Joel Dukes; and “Jumpin.’..at .the .Wood­side,” . arranged by Paul Cook.

“Now if that don’t get your toes tapping and your fingers snapping, just visit the dessert buffet, I’m sure you will find something of interest and of great taste,” Dukes said.

Tickets are currently on sale for $5, and may be purchased from band students or band booster club parents and members. Tickets may additionally be purchased from either the LCHS or LCMS front of­fices, and will also be available at the door the night of the concert.

“As always, there is something for everyone, so please support your local middle and high school band students – you won’t regret it,” Dukes said.

“We would also love for you to be a part of this year’s memory souvenir booklet,” Dukes included, explaining that any business, civic group, or individual may purchase a full-page advertisement for $20, a half-page ad for $15, or a quarter- page ad for $10 in support of the Band Boosters Club.

Businesses and individuals can also become patrons for $5.

Advertisements can be emailed to to jadukes@lcboe.us.

Checks for payment should be made out to Lincoln County Band Boosters and mailed to Lin­coln County High School, c/o Jasper Dukes, 200 Charles Ward Elam Street, Lincolnton, Georgia, 30817.

Advertisements and payments may also be given to Dukes person­ally.

The cutoff date for all advertise­ments is Monday, April 24. Adver­tisements received after this date are not guaranteed to be included in the event’s program.

For further information, contact Dukes at 706-359-3121, extension 3262.

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