Wednesday, April 25, 2012

All That Jazz (All Night Long, tonight)

Pottstown High School Jazz Band

The Pottstown School District is inviting the public to a night of free Jazz entertainment tonight,  Wednesday, April 25, 7 p.m. at Pottstown Middle School.
The night will be featuring all three jazz bands Pottstown School District has to offer starting off with the Elementary Jazz Band. 

The Elementary jazz band will be performing a number of original compositions and  arrangements by director, Mr. Brian Langdon.

These numbers include an arrangement of "Louie, Louie" which will be sure to get everyone rocking and a world premier of a Latin number titled "Devious."

Next up will be the Middle School Jazz Band under the direction of Benjamin Hayes. They will be performing a number of jazz charts including "Sweet Caroline" made famous by Neil Diamond and "Dynamite" made famous by Taio Cruz.

There's a pretty good chance the Middle School band will perform this little Duke Ellington number:

The night will be caped off by the award winning High School Jazz Band under the direction of Michael Vought.

If you haven't heard the high school jazz band yet, watch this video of them playing "The Running of the Bulls" and it might convince you to make time this evening for a great show:


This band has been awarded many superior ratings, section and soloists awards at local jazz festivals. 

They will be playing a few new charts that they haven't played in public so far.

These include "I Got You" by James Brown, "Free Ride" by The Edgar Winter Group and "Respect"  made famous by Otis Redding and Aretha Franklin.

If you need an early James Brown fix to get you started, here's an oldie and a goodie:

 Make sure you swing by for a great night of jazz that will feature all of Pottstown finest musicians.


  1. My daughter Maxine performed a solo of Save the Last Dance in the concert last night.. She did and AMAZING job.... Very very proud of her....