Featured Image: 2016 High School Jazz Finals photographed by Craig Roberts
BETHLEHEM, PA—The smooth sounds of jazz will fill the ArtsQuest Center’s Musikfest Café at SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem, as 21 high school jazz bands perform during the 8th Annual SteelStacks High School Jazz Band Showcase presented by King, Spry, Herman, Freund & Faul Feb. 10 & 24 starting at noon. Tickets for the event’s preliminary rounds are $7 per session and on sale now at www.steelstacks.org and 610-332-3378.
The jazz band showcase features talented scholastic jazz groups from Pennsylvania and New Jersey performing in front of a live audience and judging panel of music educators. Following the preliminary rounds, the top six groups, as determined by the judges, will advanced to the finals March 17, 4 p.m. at the ArtsQuest Center.
The complete list of Jazz Showcase participants is:
Feb. 10, 12 p.m.
Belvidere High School – New Jersey
The Hill School – Pennsylvania
Wilson High School – Pennsylvania
Phillipsburg High School – New Jersey
North Penn High School Columbia Jazz Band – Pennsylvania
North Penn High School Navy Jazz Band – Pennsylvania
Feb. 10, 4 p.m.
Central Bucks High School – Pennsylvania
Delaware Valley High School – Pennsylvania
Kutztown High School – Pennsylvania
Bernards High School – New Jersey
Feb. 24, 12 p.m.
Brandywine Heights High School – Pennsylvania
Saucon Valley High School – Pennsylvania
Delaware Valley High School – New Jersey
Warren Hills High School – New Jersey
Freedom High School – Pennsylvania
Feb. 24, 4 p.m.
Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts – Pennsylvania
Upper Moreland High School – Pennsylvania
Easton High School – Pennsylvania
William Tennent High School – Pennsylvania
Joe’s Jazz Café of Quakertown Community High School – Pennsylvania
Quakertown Community High School – Pennsylvania
The SteelStacks High School Jazz Band Showcase is a music-in-education program of ArtsQuest and the Moravian College Music Department’s Jazz Studies Program and is made possible thanks to King, Spry, Herman, Freund & Faul, LLC and PSECU. For more information, please visit www.steelstacks.org or call 610-332-3378.
Information and image provided to TVL by:
Mark Demko, ArtsQuest