This year 38 fifth through eighth grade band students were accepted to the Coe College elementary, junior or senior high honor band which will take place on Saturday, April 21, for the elementary honor band and Sunday, April 22, for the junior and senior high honor bands at Coe College in Cedar Rapids. Students will be preparing five or six pieces of music that they will rehearse and perform with students from other schools accepted to the honor band with the well known composer Larry Neek as one of the guest conductors. Tickets may be purchased at the door for these concerts.
Middle school ‘Dinner and Dance’ April 14
Saturday, April 14, will be the fifth annual “Dinner and Dance.” This event is hosted by the middle school choir and jazz bands. Buffet dinner begins at 4:45 p.m. in the middle school lunch room with entertainment provided by the show choirs. The dance begins at 7 p.m. in the gym with music provided by the two middle school jazz bands and the professional group “Iowa Vanguard Jazz Collective.” Prices are as follows: ‘Dinner and Dance’ adult tickets $15 and student tickets $12, Under 5, Faculty and one guest, and performers are $8. Tickets may be purchased from any choir or jazz band member or by stopping in or calling the middle school office: 319-624-3401, ext. 1302.
Dance only adult tickets are $5 and student tickets $2 which may be purchased at the door.
Proceeds continue to support the middle school music department through Solon Spotlight.