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On March 31-April 2, 2011, Highland High School and Arizona State University will present its 2nd Annual Highland Jazz Festival. Multi Grammy Award winning saxophonist Jeff Coffin and his Mu’tet, and world renowned trumpet performer Bobby Shew will headline this weekend of jazz education. This jazz festival will span the entire southwest reaching over 1,800 students, music educators, and general public throughout Arizona, Southern California, Texas, Nevada and New Mexico.
We at Thompson’s Realty are proud to once again be a sponsor for the Highland Jazz Festival.
This is a wonderful program for Jazz musicians in high school, junior high and elementary schools all across Arizona and the southwest. World class clinicians will be available to help students in various levels of jazz programs, and the concerts will blow your mind.
Last year’s inaugural event was amazing, and the 2011 edition promises to be all that and more.
Sponsors are needed ”“ either individuals or business/corporate. Events like this are not cheap to host, and schools are facing budget cuts. Among the hardest hit in the budget wars are music programs. I could go on forever about the benefits of music programs in schools. My daughter participates in several band programs at Highland High School and the positive impact her participation has had is immeasurable. She has met lifelong friends, learned what it takes to participate on a team ”“ and in a community, and much much more. Music changes the way she thinks and approaches problems. It’s disgraceful that the benefits of school music programs often seem to be overlooked by our elected officials. Oh, don’t get me started. Suffice it to say that school music programs are in desperate need of our help, and supporting this festival is one way you can help. Sponsor, buy tickets, attend the wonderful concerts or just help promote awareness!
Update! Do you own or operate a business in Downtown Gilbert (The Heritage District)? If you do, I will purchase a Jazz Festival sponsorship for you. All you have to do is agree to put up the event poster in your shop or window. It’s small (12 x 18) and is like the image shown above except it says “Proud Sponsor” at the top. Your business will also be listed in the event program. All for free! First one ask for it gets it!! Just leave a comment below, email ([email protected]) post on my Facebook page. Whatever!