Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Pottsgrove Jazz Fest This Saturday

Fully 10 jazz bands will be performing at the Pottsgrove Jazz Fest this Saturday in the high school auditorium.

Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for students and seniors.

Patrons are free to come and go between performances.

Here is the schedule:
  • 5:30 p.m. -- Pottsgrove Middle School Jazz Band
  • 6 p.m. -- Springfield High School Lab Band
  • 6:25 p.m. -- Sping-Ford High School Lab Band
  • 6:50 p.m. -- Hatboro-Horsham High School Jazz Band
  • 7:15 p.m. -- Penn Woods High School Jazz Band
  • 7:40 p.m. -- Springfield High School Jazz Band
  • 8:05 p.m. -- Boyertown High School Jazz Band
  • 8:30 p.m. -- Spring-Ford High School Jazz Band
  • 8:50 p.m. -- Pottstown High School Jazz Band
  • 9:20 p.m. -- Pottsgrove High School Jazz Band (exhibition only, they will not be judged as part of the competition.)
The jazz bands are judged by the Cavalcade Of Bands and awards are given for: 
  1. Best Saxophone Section 
  2. Best Trumpet Section 
  3. Best Trombone Section 
  4. Best Rhythm Section
Each band is also rated in one of the following categories: 
  • Superior 
  • Outstanding 
  • Excellent 
  • Very Good
"This is a great event for longtime jazz lovers and newcomers to the genre," according to a post on the event's Facebook page.

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