New venue shines for Jazz Band
The Albion High School Jazz Ensemble for the first time in 36 years had a change in venue for its annual dinner dance. The event had always been in the high school gym.
But this time the show moved to the Cabaret at Studio B and Gotta Dance by Miss Amy. The site was more personal and similar to the ambiance of jazz clubs in many big cities, said Jazz Ensemble Director Michael Thaine.
The concert also shifted away from a dinner to desserts. The Jazz Ensemble performed two concerts today at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
The band dedicated the concert to Wayne Burlison, the group’s assistant director. Mr. Burlison died from colon cancer on March 26. He was 36. The band members wore blue ribbons to raise awareness of colon cancer. The boys also wore blue ties and some of the girls wore blue scarves during the concert.