MISSION BAY HIGH SCHOOL PRESERVATIONISTS JAZZ BAND HOSTS UPCOMING CONCERT
Wed Feb 22 2023 at 07:00 pm to 09:00 pm
La Jolla Woman's Club | San Diego, CA
About this Event
Mission Bay High School’s award-winning Preservationist Jazz Band will host a fundraising concert at the La Jolla Women’s Club from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., on Feb. 22, 2023. Proceeds from the event will support the band on its Biennial San Diego-Yokohama Sister City Goodwill Delegation Tour in April 2023, where the band has been selected to perform and represent San Diego for the 65th Anniversary of Sister City relations between San Diego and Yokohama, Japan.
To help the kids meet their goal of raising $15,000 for the trip, the Mission Bay Band Boosters and young musicians have planned an exciting evening of jazz, food, a silent auction and more in the beautiful and historic La Jolla Women’s Club. Tickets will be available at the door and for purchase from band members. The San Diego-Yokohama Sister City (SDYSC) has offered to help raise the other half of the needed trip funds for a total of $30,000. Sponsorship opportunities and cash donations are also welcome. More information can be found here.
In Yokohama, the Mission Bay Preservationists will serve as cultural ambassadors and perform at prominent venues including the Yokohama Landmark Tower Plaza, Sankeien Garden, Osanbashi Pier, and at many historic jazz cafes. Later in the spring of 2023, Mission Bay High School Music will proudly-host Japanese students, teachers, administrators and elected officials here in our Finest City.
“Our program is nationally known, which sets a very high standard for our students, and motivates kids to work hard in school, graduate and continue their education,” said Jean-Paul Balmat, the Mission Bay High School music director. “The once in a lifetime trip to Japan will cultivate cultural depth and professional horizons for the young high school musicians as they prepare for the next chapter in their adult lives.”
Since 2015 MBHS Music has become a stalwart supporter of the sister city program and has become essential in our efforts to strengthen ties between the two cities. Yokohama has a long history of being a hub for western cultural influence in Japan, introducing Jazz throughout the 1920s and flourishing in the postwar period of American military presence in the region.
“The exchange program helps the kids become better global citizens, providing them intercultural skills that will allow them to make the most of future international opportunities in business, their professions of choice or public service in an increasingly interconnected world,” said Steven Sigafus, President, SDYSC. “Our goal is to connect youth and foster friendship to build lasting understanding.”
For more information on the concert, please visit here. Tickets cost $20 per person. In addition to ticket sales, the students are looking to fund their trip with event sponsors and donations.
Where is it happening?La Jolla Woman's Club, 7791 Draper Avenue, San Diego, United States
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