On Saturday May 27 Jazz students and their friends and families participated in the Friends of Music annual Jazz Night. Jazz Night is a fun occasion for everyone, as there is lots of dancing and performances by the Tintern Jazz Bands, The New Melbourne Jazz Band and the Swing Choirs. Everyone was delighted to hear a combined Jazz Band/Choir item – “Another Day of Sun” from the movie. This year we were also lucky to hear a great song performed by the Year 9 student band, Silver Lining.
Each year Friends of Music pick out a theme for Jazz Night, as well as theme colours. This year’s theme was “La La Jazz”, inspired by the hit musical La La Land. The CM Wood Centre was decked out in silver and purple decorations thanks to Friends of Music and student volunteers. Ruby Wensor’s winning design for the flyer and placemats added the perfect touch and everyone had a chance to dress up and show off their best La La Jazz themed clothes.
The prestigious Ron Trigg Jazz Award was presented to a very deserving Maya Watt, who performed a lovely trombone solo later in the evening. Once again we were honoured to have Ron Trigg in attendance. Three members of the Intermediate Jazz Band – Ashleigh Dowling, Bianca Settle and Alice Church – were also awarded with certificates of appreciation for their commitment to the ensemble. The evening was a great success and funds raised will be used to enhance the music program. What a fantastic night of fun, music and dancing! I’m sure everyone is looking forward to the next Jazz Night. Thank you to all the teachers, maintenance crew, parent volunteers and performers who made it happen.
by Bianca Settle (9A)