STEELSTACKS HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ BAND SHOWCASE FINALS SUNDAY MARCH 27 | The Valley Register
THE 10E THE ANNUAL EVENT WILL BE HELD AT STEELSTACKS IN BETHLEHEM, PA.
BETHLEHEM, PA— ArtsQuest is thrilled to host the 10and Annual SteelStacks High School Jazz Band Showcase Finale presented by King, Spry, Herman, Freund & Faul, LLC on Sunday, March 27 with broadcast partner Service Electric Network. ArtsQuest, in partnership with Moravian University, will host the showcase finale starting at 4 p.m. Tickets for the event are $7 per session and are on sale now at steelstacks.org or by calling the box office at 610.332.3378.
Over the course of two days in February, 21 local and regional high school bands engaged in an instrumental battle, using every modified scale and offbeat in their arsenal to impress the live audience and music educator judging panel for a spot in showcase. final.
On Sunday, March 27, ArtsQuest will host the top six finalists in four preliminary rounds. Finalists: William Tennent High School, Easton High School, Quakertown Community High School, Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts, Upper Moreland High School and North Penn High School Navy Jazz Band will each perform 20-minute sets in front of the judge’s panel and a live audience. The finals will be taped and broadcast by Service Electric Cable TV.
The event will also include a performance by the Moravian University Big Band. After the performances, an official awards ceremony for the best soloist and the best sections of the competition will take place.
The SteelStacks High School Jazz Showcase is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts as well as the Jeff Hunter Charitable Trust. The competition is a music-in-education partnership program between ArtsQuest and the Moravian University Department of Music Jazz Studies Program.
ArtsQuest’s mission is to provide access to exceptional artistic, cultural and educational experiences using arts and culture as key elements in the economic development of our urban communities. ArtsQuest™ supports this mission through the presentation of performing and visual arts, films, arts education and outreach classes, youth programs, and cultural events.
Through festivals such as its flagship event, Musikfest; the Banana Factory Arts Center; and the ArtsQuest Center at the SteelStacks arts and culture campus, ArtsQuest programming reaches more than 1.9 million people each year. The organization’s programs and events, approximately 50% of which are free, have a combined economic impact of more than $136 million per year in the region. ArtsQuest is a proud member of NIVA, the National Independent Venue Association and NATO, the National Association of Theater Owners.
Information provided to TVL by:
Communications Director of ArtsQuest