VJC Alumni Band
Ravenscroft presents the VJC Alumni Band, under the direction of Russell Schmidt. The ensemble features talented young musicians who were previously members of the Valley Jazz Cooperative during their high school years. The Alumni Band presents one concert annually, allowing these creative artists to reconnect and make music once more.
The concert will begin with a few small group selections, after which the big band will take the stage. The performance will include music from composers and arrangers such as Duke Ellington, Bill Holman, Maria Schneider, Jueun Seok, Billy Strayhorn, and Theodore Strich.
Lobby doors will open at 6:00 p.m. and Ravenscroft Hall will open for seating at 6:30 p.m.
The Valley Jazz Cooperative was founded in 2016 and is an educational outreach of MSW Ministries. Instruction is focused on expanding the creativity of VJC members through developing improvisation skills and learning the language of jazz. The main program runs annually between December and May and is offered free of charge to eligible, committed, passionate music students (grades 8-12).
The cost for this Alumni Band event is $10.00 and it is reserved seating. Purchase your tickets today!