[Dixielandjazz] Dixieland Youth Band Festival - CONTRTIBUTIONS FOR?

Steve barbone barbonestreet at earthlink.net
Fri Mar 4 12:38:51 PST 2005


You guys ARE KIDDING right?

PAY TO PLAY? Is that anyway to teach kids?

In the East, we routinely do workshops for kids and youth bands in the local
schools. They are paid for by the local jazz societies and helped by the
bands who cut their fees, PLUS the local schools and jazz fan parents.
Doesn't cost the band directors anything.

Speaking for myself, I also GET PAYING GIGS for kids who exhibit the
necessary desire to play jazz.

Better STJS should get a PAYING AUDIENCE for the Kids Festival. Lots of ways
to fund it without charging the kids to play.

Now if STJS was to fly Jonathan Russell and his folks out, cover their
expenses, and pay him $200 for the gig, I'll be the first to contribute
towards such a worthy program. Do that, AND PAY THE OTHER KIDS TO PLAY and
I'll send $200, and save you some money by not asking for an ad

Steve Barbone

"Robert S. Ringwald" <robert at ringwald.com>
> OK, here is a chance for you DJML members to put your money where your mouth
> is.
> Let's see how many band leaders, musicians, business owners and just plain
> folks will support this first annual youth festival with your $50 check.
> For immediate release:
> Sacramento, CA March 4, 2005
> The Sacramento Traditional Jazz Society (STJS) invites you to be a program
> advertiser for the first annual Trad Jazz Youth Band Festival presented by
> STJS and CSU Sacramento Jazz Studies in cooperation with the Traditional
> Jazz Educators Network.
> This jazz festival is open to middle school/junior high, high school,
> college, and other/trad jazz club-sponsored small
> ensembles to be held on Saturday, February 11, 2006 at the CSUS Capistrano
> Hall in Sacramento, California.
> The $100 festival fee per small ensemble includes but is not limited to an
> adjudicated performance, feedback clinic, instrumental and vocal clinics, a
> noon lecture/demo on the various styles of traditional jazz, an evening
> showcase concert featuring Bob Draga, and music exhibits throughout the day
> for band families, band directors and jazz fans.
> Your support as a program advertiser will help keep festival fees at the
> above affordable level for school band directors.  The deadline for festival
> program ads is December 1, 2005.
> To reserve space in the 2006 festival program, please send your business
> card sized ad
> (3 1/2" x 2" camera ready art) and $50 check payable to Sacramento
> Traditional Jazz Society, to:
> Edd Burhans
> Creative T's and Things
> 90 Arden Way
> Sacramento, CA 95815
> Questions may be directed to him at (916) 927-8858 or ctees at pacbell.net.

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