Did you know that the Pennsbury School District has been listed as one of the “100 Best Communities for music education in the United States” for the past five consecutive years? Did you know that the Pennsbury Concert Jazz Band has performed on four continents throughout the world? And did you know that on March 8th, at 7:30pm at the Yardley Community Centre, 64 S. Main Street, Yardley, you can experience the talents of this young ensemble?
The Pennsbury Concert Jazz Band has long been considered one of the finest musical ensembles in the country. Year after year it consistently earns the highest rankings at festivals in which it competes. Since its beginnings in 1959, the musicians in this group have performed jazz music at a level not typical of high school age students. The band has performed on the “Tonight Show,” at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, the Mellon Jazz Festival, the Montreal Jazz Festival and the Monterey Jazz Festival, in which they were one of 12 bands to qualify out of over 200 bands from the United States, Japan and Australia.
The Pennsbury Concert Jazz Band has the distinct honor of being the first American High School Jazz Band to perform throughout the People’s Republic of China. The Director of the band is Mr. Frank Mazzeo and the Assistant Director is Mr. Patrick Bailey.
BCPAC reminds you that parking has been added behind and around the Centre.
Tickets are $18, $15 (seniors) and $10 (students), and are available by contacting the BCPAC office, online through PayPal at their website (www.bcpac.org), or at the Yardley Community Centre prior to the concert.