Gerald Ricke, Director of Bands
email: Rickeg@lake.k12.fl.us
address: 18725 Bates Avenue, Eustis, FL 32736
phone: 352-357-6220

Friday, January 17, 2014

4th Annual Eustis Jazz Revue

On March 21, 2013, the Eustis Band Program will be having it’s 4th Annual Jazz Revue. A night with a three course meal, served with an evening of the Arts. It will feature live Jazz performances by the Eustis High Panther and Eustis Middle Mustang Jazz Ensembles, student soloists and a special guest artist.
The event is held at the First Baptist Church of Eustis, at 3551 E Orange Ave in Eustis. This event attracts many business leaders, as well as community leaders because 100% of the proceeds go directly back to the Eustis Band Program and provides music, equipment and instruments for children in 6th thru 12th grade.
This fundraiser is a great way to get close and personal with the current and future leaders of our community. 

Each year the Eustis Jazz Revue invites a renowned clinician to join the ensembles. The benefit of having a clinician is the time spent with each band, working directly with the students, and sharing the things that they have learned over their years of experience. Having this as part of the event helps the students with confidence and teaches them to work as a group and with new musicians. This year we are proud to have Scott Wilson. 

Scott Wilson is a Gerhard Baier Trumpet Artist, founder of the on-line Jazz
Education Store and Assistant Professor in Jazz at the University of Florida. Wilson has diverse international performance credits and has served as Musical Director for Universal Studios Japan, consultant for Limelite Productions in Singapore, staff composer for Grand Link World in Qingdao, China, consultant for Walt Disney’s “Magic Music Days” jazz workshops and has been a featured jazz trumpet soloist for Tokyo Disney Sea and Universal Studios Japan. Wilson served as an Artistic Director for The Music School in Utah (Downbeat winners in 2006 & 2007). He now serves as Artistic Director for LakeShore Producers, consultant for Foxy Cat Web Designs, and serves as jazz theory consultant for the Jazz Education Network.


To see a portion of last year’s Jazz Revue with Chuck Archard as clinician, go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7vRBOr8tPc and watch one of our proud parents video post. The groovy sound will make you dance all night long (just like the EHS director’s daughter in the video).




The evening starts at 6:30 p.m. and ends around 9 p.m. You will have all your senses filled starting with the foyer lined with beautiful art created by the band students. Art is Music for The Soul is a new part of this event. It is a silent auction and will have many paintings of all art styles. The band students demonstrate that they are artistic in many ways by doing more than one art. No matter if you like Abstract, Minimalism, Graffiti Art, Postmodernism, or Post-postmodernism the artistic minds of the band students will show you just how inspired they really are.
While enjoying the Art Gallery and finding your reserved seats, the Eustis High School Culinary Department prepares your delicious meal including salad, chicken parmesan, dessert and beverage. Once seated, you are then served at your table, your dinner is served by the band students, who will soon be performing the music from these award winning bands. Many of these 12 to 18 year old band students have gone through the entire Eustis Band Program, starting even earlier at the elementary school level via Seminole Springs Elementary.
These bands are requested and frequently perform all over the Lake County Community. If you have not had the please of hearing them before, than you are in for a real treat. You will be amazed at the skill level of these performers.
TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW! Each ticket is $30.00, and this year all seating is reserved seating (please mention if seating a large party together and/or the need for a vegetarian meal) and may be purchased by calling the Eustis Band Treasurer, Andrea Jauschneg @ 352-357-3921


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