Los Al HS Jazz – Spotlight
Los Al will hold its annual fundraising concert “SPOTLIGHT” (a Class Notes Production) on Saturday, April 9 at the Los Alamitos High School Performing Arts Center.
The concert begins at 7 p.m. and there is a “Meet and Greet” with the artists at 5:15 p.m.
Class Notes fundraising concerts began more than forty years ago under legendary jazz instructor, Mr. Chuck Wackerman, who taught in the district for more than 50 years. The Jazz program continues to soar under the direction of Justin Padilla.
The Class Notes mission is to inspire young musicians through exposure to professional musicians, and this annual fundraising concert is an opportunity for our jazz students to perform on the same stage as local professional musicians.
Professional musicians Ryan DeWeese (trumpet) and Alex Hahn (saxophone) will collaborate with each of our district jazz bands during an evening that is sure to inspire both student musicians and the audience alike. Our community will have the opportunity to enjoy the best of “The Next Generation of Jazz” and our students will get to connect with young professionals who have taken their classroom musical experience into the real world.
Proceeds from this concert benefit the jazz programs at Oak Middle School, McAuliffe Middle School and Los Alamitos High School.