DoDEA Pacific Far East Jazz & Modern Music Festival on Nov. 20

by Lawrence Torres III, Department of Defense Education Activity - Pacific
DoDEA Pacific

OKINAWA, Japan — Jazz and rock musicians from DoDEA Pacific high schools will perform together here Nov. 20 during the DoDEA Pacific Far East Jazz & Modern Music Festival concert. The concert is free and open to anyone with base access and begins at 6 PM local Japan time at Kubasaki High School or via a live webcast:

The festival kicked off Nov. 17 and includes a Far East Jazz Band, Jazz Chorus, and Garage Band. The styles being explored during the festival include big band with notable musical selections spanning several eras of jazz.

Fifty-five students are rehearsing this week in preparation for their culminating performances at Kubasaki High School’s auditorium Nov. 20.

A committee of DoDEA Pacific high school music educators reviewed more than 150 auditions in a highly selective process. As another indicator of student enthusiasm for the festival, the audition recordings were due only one month after school began at the end of August.

For further information, contact the event director Nathan McCoy at 098-953-5907.

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