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Although I’d imagine most of the people who regularly read my blog are already well aware of this event tonight, I figured it was worth it to put in a plug for these guys.

The High Street Jazz Band is a local band founded by my fraternity brother John Fitzmaurice.  They’re very much a dixieland inspired group, playing unique improv jazz, not in a concert setting, but on the streets.  Every weekend, these guys go out on High Street and form their own mini-parade from the campus down past the clubs and bars and back.  When they perform, they collect money, but rather than going into the performer’s pockets, it gets reinvested into the band, and otherwise invested into the community by donations to local organizations.

I am proud to say that three of the band members, John Fitzmaurice, Steve Sabino and Dr. Larry Schwab are Sinfonians.  It’s great to see how these guys advance The Object of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia through public performance of american music.

TONIGHT, HSJB is doing a special performance on the Mountainlair Free Speech Circle from 7pm-10pm, with the purpose of this performance to bring awareness and raise funds for arts in our community.  Money raised will be donated to Morgantown High School’s fine arts program.  This fundraising project is being coordinated by yet another Sinfonian (one of our newest, no less) Brian Roberts who will be joined tonight by several other brothers in his efforts to raise money.

They even got some pretty great press from the Daily Athenaeum, WVU’s campus newspaper.

SO, if you have the time, come out to the Mountainlair tonight and hear some great live music, and show YOUR support for the arts.


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