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SDSCPA Jazz Ensemble Go to the Reno Jazz Festival!

Reno Jazz Festival April 28-30, 2016

Last year was a red-letter year for the SCPA Jazz Ensemble as it was our first year as a finalist in the Essentially Ellington competition. Although we did not make it this year, we are excited to continue our educational journey as we prepare for the Reno Jazz Festival. To learn more about this unique experience, click here: http://www.unr.edu/rjf/About_RJF.html

The Reno Jazz Festival is one of the most important Jazz festivals in the United States.  Students from all over the Western US travel to compete, be adjudicated and participate in master classes by world renowned musicians.  Attendance at this festival has helped invigorate the SCPA Jazz program and has contributed greatly to the continued development of our young musicians.  Students will be exposed to a variety of high quality performances from small to large ensemble groups and have the opportunity to compete for scholarships.  Unlike smaller festivals, the Reno Jazz Festival will expose our students to hundreds of other Jazz ensembles filled with students their age.

The trip will cost $9,000 for the entire jazz ensemble of 25 to attend and participate in the Reno Jazz Festival. The jazz ensemble has raised $5,000 and needs help to raise the balance of $4,000. Would you like to help these students follow their passion and further their education in the arts? Can you make a charitable donation to reduce the balance needed to send these talented students to the Reno Jazz Festival? Friends of SCPA, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization supporting arts education at this unique public school, hopes you can! 

If you have any questions, please reach out to the the SDSCPA Music Department Chair, John Reynolds, via email: jreynolds@sandi.net or contact Friends of SCPA directly at supportartseducation@friendsofscpa.org. 

Thank you for your continued support of the now  NATIONALLY ranked SCPA Jazz program!

With much appreciation and gratitude,

The SDSCPA Jazz Ensemble and Friends of SCPA


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