The old North Bend Fire Station became home to JazzClubsNW. (Evan Pappas/Staff Photo)

The old North Bend Fire Station became home to JazzClubsNW. (Evan Pappas/Staff Photo)

Jazz band presents free preview concert of upcoming Chicago performance, Dec. 6 at Jazz Clubs NW

  • Wednesday, November 29, 2017 2:55pm
  • Life

Mount Si High School’s Jazz Band I will give a free concert for the community, 7 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 6, at Jazz Clubs NW, 112 W. 2nd St North Bend (previously Piccola Cellars). The concert is a preview of the band’s upcoming performance at 71st Annual Midwest Conference in Chicago in December.

In April, the band was notified of its selection as one of only three high school jazz ensembles in the world to be invited as a featured performer.

“The maturity and energy these kids are playing at is inspiring, I would encourage anyone who enjoys live music to get out to hear the band play,” said band director Matthew Wenman. “They have invested tons of extra hours into preparing for this performance, including extra time throughout the summer.”

What began in 1946 as 120 music directors meeting for six hours in a Chicago YMCA gym has now become the annual four-day music band and orchestra conference known as The Midwest Clinic International Band, Orchestra and Music Conference. For over 70 years, musicians, educators and people passionate about music education of all skill levels have gathered in Chicago for the largest music conference of its kind with more than 17,000 attendees from all 50 states and more than 30 countries.

More in Life

Snoqualmie Valley School choirs perform in two concerts, Feb. 28 and March 1

Snoqualmie Valley School district invites the community and students to enjoye one… Continue reading

Sallal Grange spring sale is March 10 at Grange Hall in North Bend

Sallal Grange is hosting a spring swap meet/pickers faire/junk hunt, 10 a.m.… Continue reading

Local student named to honor roll at Sam Houston State University

Megan Kirby of North Bend was recently named to the President’s Honor… Continue reading

Giving back: Ribary honored as North Bend Citizen of the Year

His career aspirations were as diverse as gentleman farmer, professional motorcycle racer,… Continue reading

Valley students named to Azusa Pacific dean’s list

Several local residents made the academic deans’ list at Azusa Pacific University… Continue reading

Alzheimer support group forming in Carnation; volunteer group facilitators needed

The Alzheimer’s Association is currently recruiting local volunteers to facilitate Family Caregiver… Continue reading

Kiwanis awards $500 to Mt. Si Senior Center in first community service grant

Snoqualmie Valley Kiwanis has launched a new community service grant program for… Continue reading

Most Read