Jazz Concert

Reported By: Gabriella Stalter

On Friday March 8th, the Corning Painted Post Hawks Jazz Band participated in a student organized Jazz concert. At 7pm, in the CPP High School Theater, the Jazz Band put on a concert to help show their support, along with the community’s, for the Arts Council of the Southern Finger Lakes. To do this, they sold tickets at a price of $5 for adults and $2 for students and children. All the proceeds went straight to the Arts Council of the Southern Finger Lakes, and the concert itself brought awareness to the community about the need for support towards the arts.

The Corning Painted Post Hawks Jazz Band performing

The Arts Council of the Southern Finger Lakes has a mission statement to elevate the communities through support, advocacy and promotion of the arts. They increase arts programming and opportunities in schools and organizations with grants and funds, increase public awareness and access to diverse folk art traditions, advocate for arts education, provide technical assistance and linkages to individual artists, increase awareness of the importance of the arts to the economy, and they serve the public through their regional arts calendar, special school arts activities and information sharing. They believe that the Southern Finger Lakes will be an internationally renowned arts haven filled with homegrown talent and creative people who of which have moved here to join the vibrant multi-county arts scene.

The Swing into Spring Jazz Concert was organized by students, Ada and Kiely, for a class project. The concert featured the jazz ensemble, a staff ensemble, and a student group. This is the first instance where such a big production had taken place with full- student organization. In fact, Juniors Ada Jarosch and Kiely Caulfield were interviewed on the set of WETM-TV 18 News on Thursday morning for their success with this class project.

Co-organizer, Kiely Caulfield
Co-organizer, Ada Jarosch

Pictures provided by The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes

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