Band fundraiser swings into Brookswood
Brookswood Senior Secondary presents its fourth annual Swing Night and Silent Auction on April 21 in the small gymnasium of the school, located at 20902 37A Ave.
Hosted by the BSS music department and Fat City Swing all five of the high school’s instrumental ensembles will be participating — three concert bands and two jazz bands. All of the repetoire will be based on swing and big band music. All food, coffee and swing dance lesson is included with admission. The silent auction is the main fundraiser.
In addition to the five bands, the BSS music department includes a brass ensemble, percussion ensemble and music composition.
Over the past two years the school’s musical theatre company has staged performances of Oliver and Grease, using a live orchestra made up of Brookswood music students. The ensembles are set to participate in the Fraser Valley International Kiwanis Music Festival and are looking at going to Disneyland where they will perform concerts and particpate in Disney’s Recording Sessions Workshop.
Doors for the April 21 show open at 6 p.m. There will be a swing dance lesson from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. with live music and DJ to follow.
There will also be dessert and food tables and a silent auction
Pre-order prices are $5 for students (with valid ID) and $7 for adults. Call the school at 604-530-2141 to learn more.
Tickets at the door, $10 each.