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Area's best school jazz bands unite for big show on Feb. 18

02/12/2016 09:37AM ● By J. Chambless

By John Chambless
Staff Writer

For the high school band members taking the stage, the Jazz Along the Brandywine show on Feb. 19 is a chance to play in a huge hall for a big audience.

The 18th annual festival will be held in the massive Unionville High School auditorium, and features the best ensembles from the region playing classic jazz tunes.

Sponsored by the nationwide Cavalcade of Bands Association, the concert will spotlight the Unionville High School Jazz Band as well as the Charles F. Patton Middle School Jazz Band playing on their home turf.

But visiting bands will be bringing their best efforts as well. Taking the stage throughout the evening will be bands from Chichester High School, Garnet Valley High School, Harriton High School, Kingsway Regional High School, Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School, Pennwood High School, Souderton High School, Warwick High School and West Chester East High School.

While Patton Middle School and Unionville High School are doing exhibition performances, the other bands are competing for awards that will advance them in the Cavalcade of Bands competition that wraps up with Regionals on April 9 at the Millville Performing Arts Center, and Championships on the weekend of April 15 and 16. Awards are scheduled to be given out at 11:15 p.m. on Feb. 19 at Unionville High School.ll be held on April 15th and 16, 2016

Tickets, which will be sold at the door, are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and students, and free for children under 5. Call 610-347-1600 for more information.

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