EAST MARLBOROUGH — Eight outstanding high school jazz bands will gather this Friday night, April 4, to perform a variety of styles from soul to swing to samba at Unionville High School’s spacious 1200-seat auditorium, which is expected to be filled with the sounds of booming brass, toe-tapping percussion and sultry solos, as bands battle to win honors.
“It’s a fun evening for the audience,” said G. Scott Litzenberg, director of the Unionville High School jazz band. “Some amazingly talented kids will be performing. It’s always exciting to hear the improve solos they come up with.”
This year’s Cavalcade of Bands adjudicated event includes Methacton, Ridley, Central Bucks South, Hempfield, Wissahickon 1, Wissahickon Lab and Strath Haven. The evening concludes with an exhibition by the Unionville High School jazz band followed by an award ceremony.
The competition starts at 7 p.m., with tickets $8 for adults, $6 for students and seniors, free for ages 5 and under. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.
More information is available at the Cavalcade of Bands website, www.cavalcadeofbands.com.