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All-County Jazz Night April 27

Feather Publishing
4/22/2011

Plumas Arts is proud to host Plumas County’s high school jazz bands at an All-County Jazz Night concert at the Town Hall Theatre Wednesday, April 27. The show begins at 7 p.m. and the public is cordially invited to be inspired and impressed by this showcase of young musicians. Admission donations at the door will be used to support school music programs.

The concert will feature presentations by the high school jazz bands directed by Austin King from Chester, Tanner Johns for Quincy and Jim Norman for Greenville.

“This is what the Town Hall Theatre was built for: to showcase the talents of our youth and the hard work of their instructors,” says Roxanne Valladao, director of Plumas Arts. “Music educators are one of the hardest working groups of people anywhere. In their lifetimes they instruct and inspire hundreds of students to live lives filled with music and song. What an extraordinary gift to society that is — these wonderful people deserve all the praise that we can heap upon them. It is an honor to be able to host this event — we are happy to see it happen once again this year and hope to do so every year.”

Music instructors say that the students really enjoy this performance because it is the only time that the bands for all the schools perform together without being in competition with each other. They also enjoy playing on a real stage with lights.

The All-County Jazz Concert is part of the Plumas Arts annual April Student Arts Month Celebration, which is funded by grants from the California Arts Council’s Arts in Education grant matched by annual funds from the Plumas County Office of Education.

Student Art Month is an annual culminating event of the ongoing art education programming in local schools coordinated by Plumas Arts. This year the program was also funded by a California Arts Council (CAC) Art in the Schools grant, which is funded though the sale of the California Arts license plate. The award of the CAC grant was made possible by a match from the Plumas County Office of Education that has funded Plumas Arts’ arts education programs since 1996.

Plumas Arts has worked with the Plumas County Office of Education, school sites and PTA/PTO groups providing arts education programs to students in our schools since 1986. Individuals can help keep art in Plumas County schools as an essential part of a balanced education by becoming a Plumas Arts Children’s Art Enthusiast. A donation of $150 provides a hands-on classroom art workshop. Donations of $300 or more can help to provide an art assembly program to an entire school. Contact Jane Steidel at Plumas Arts, 283-3402 or info@plumasarts.org, for more information.

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