Guests to Saturday night’s dance at Crescenta Valley High School, featuring the award winning jazz band, will come out swinging – but in a good way.
The annual swing dance is a unique opportunity to support the school’s Music Department, listen to tunes made popular by Tommy Dorsey and Benny Goodman and swing like it’s 1944.
“[This is the] seventh year that there has been some version of this event,” said Helen Kantor, CVHS band booster parent. “It’s evolved a little bit [over the years].”
The jazz band is led by director Mathew Schick, and has been a source of pride for CVHS for many years.
The dance is from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. with complimentary swing lessons given from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. As in years past, it is expected that a diverse crowd will enjoy the evening, from students to seniors.
“It’s amazing how many students want to dance,” Kantor noted, adding it must have something to do with the presence of the live band. “The crowd keeps growing,” she added.
Band parents organize the event. Admission is free for students and jazz band alumni with a $5 charge to take part in the appetizer/dessert bar. Adults are $10, which includes the dessert bar. Tickets are sold at the door.
CVHS is at 2900 Community Ave.; the entrance is located on the east side of the property at the corner of Glenwood and Prospect avenues. All ages are welcome.