Enjoy Live Jazz Oct. 28 & Help Send Global Connections Band to Inauguration


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A fundraiser concert to help send the Global Connections High School Wind Ensemble to the 2013 Presidential Inauguration Music Festival will be held from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 28 in the Copperleaf Restaurant at Cedarbrook Lodge in SeaTac.

Global Connections is one of only four high school bands in the country invited to perform, without an audition, at the 2013 Presidential Inauguration Music Festival.

The band is working hard to raise the $60,000 in travel expenses needed to make the dream of this trip a reality.

Proceeds from An Evening of Jazz & Friends will directly support this once-in-a-lifetime experience for Wind Ensemble students.

Attendees will enjoy the restaurant’s farm-to-table hors d’oeuvres, wine, beer, and cocktails. at the event, which includes entertainment, refreshments, and an auction.

Guests will be entertained by the smooth sounds of Afro-Cuban jazz by Sonado, Gypsy jazz by the Pearl Django Trio, the Global Connections High School Wind Ensemble, and the Tyee Jazz Ensemble.

Tickets for this special evening are $100 per person and can be purchased at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/275468.  Direct, tax-deductible donations can also be made at http://bit.ly/Qgqwla.

Cedarbrook Lodge, Highline Schools Foundation, and SeaTac Rotary have joined together to help the Wind Ensemble youth by presenting An Evening of Jazz and Friends.

“This trip is an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity our students never imagined possible,” said Global Connections High School Principal Rick Harwood. “Nearly 80 percent of our students live in poverty and many are children of immigrants who came to America for a better life. To be able to participate in one of the most significant events in American society is huge. I am so grateful to our community for its support for our fabulous students.”

Cedarbrook Lodge is located at 18525 36th Avenue South in SeaTac.

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