ETHS Jazz Festival - Jazz Band Announcements

Good Afternoon Jazz Band-

It's time for our annual Jazz Festival!  It's going to be an exciting week for the ETHS Jazz program.  See below for all of the information.
13th Annual ETHS Jazz Festival
Whew… after a year of planning, we are finally here! 
This is an awesome event for our students, community, and nearly 1000 visitors throughout the day!  It is truly an “all hands on deck” event:  Students have been assigned a 60-90 minute time to work (that doesn’t conflict with their performance time(s)) and they will receive that info early next week.  Please make sure to arrive promptly to your work assignment and put your best foot forward—our student workers are always an awesome reflection on the program to our guests!  Additionally, there have been a couple emails from our parent coordinator, Diane Lequar, about opportunities to help.  If you have not yet signed up for a spot, please consider sharing 60-90 minutes of your time to help the festival run smoother and more efficiently.  The link to the sign up form can be found here: 
Thank you in advance for your help!

Tickets for the evening concert:
Our festival will be punctuated by a concert by tenor saxophone virtuoso, Donny McCaslin! (woo hoo!!).  He’ll be joined by all-star Chicago musicians: Jim Trompeter (piano), Andrew Vogt (Bass), and Xavier Breaker (drums). The concert begins at 7:00pm in the ETHS Main Auditorium.  The Jazz Ensemble will play an opening set (with some new tunes!), including a tune of Donny’s.  This is a ticketed event and all proceeds go right back into the ETHS Jazz Program.  We have purchased tickets for each student to attend the show.  Plan to sit as a group for the duration of the show, right in front!  For ticket info, visit:  Parents, friends, and groupies, hope to see you there, this should be awesome!
Performance Details
Jazz Band Festival Performance (12:00pm Band Room)
Call Time: 11:00am in A106 Practice Room.  Warmup is at 11:30 a.m. in Room A131
Fancy Pants, El Baile del Dia, In Walked Bud, In A Mellow Tone  (GET YOUR EARS ON THESE!)
Attire: Suits for the fellas, dressed nicely for the ladies
Evening Performance (7:00pm Auditorium)
Call Time: 6:50pm Front of Auditorium
Use every resource you have (individual practice, sectionals, private lessons, listening, recording, play along tracks, etc.) to make these as comfortable, confident, and authentic as possible.  I want you to feel confident, excited, and comfortable when you perform to get the best feedback from the adjudicators. 
Rehearsal Schedule for next week:
Tuesday—Rehearsal 7:00am
Thursday—Rehearsal 7:00am
USE THESE--they have all the answers, try to imitate these!  Professional recordings of all of your tunes can be found at (Click Materials, Jazz Program, Jazz Band II)  You can download these recordings by right-clicking on the play button, then save to your computer.  
Have a great weekend!
Mr. Bufis